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Primula Francisca

For sale by Paddock Plants

This grower is sure of this plant identification.

A relatively new introduction that is certainly a bit different, with whorls of flowers atop sturdy stems that are quite a vivid lime green lightening to yellow centres. And you can enjoy this distinctive pleasure from early spring into summer and beyond. Some shade. Rich moist soil is best. 10 in.

Primula Francisca | Rownhams, Hampshire, SO16
Primula Francisca | Rownhams, Hampshire, SO16
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre

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Grower Notes

Can also be listed as Green Lace and was apparently discovered by one Francisca Darts on a traffic island in Canada, of all places.

Can bloom right through the depths of winter. A tough little cookie.

People either adore it or fail to understand its appeal, a bit like Marmite.

Plant Finder: about the Primula genus

Common names

Primrose, Primula, Polyanthus


Primula genus (Primrose). These are annuals, biennials and perennials, some of which are evergreen. They are produced in rosettes of basal leaves with tubular, bell or primrose-shaped flowers. The flower stems, leaves and sepals are covered with farina (a waxy powder).


They are hardy to frost tender, and they prefer fertile, well-drained soils. They grow in partial-shade with ample water. Repot pot-grown plants annually. Tidy-up fading foliage and dead-head as flowering ceases.

Interest and use

There are primulas suitable for almost every type of site; border, screen garden, bog garden, pool margin, greenhouse and alpine house.

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  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark green

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