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Primula allionii

Primrose

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.07m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPink shades, white
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Primula allionii (Primrose). This species produces leaves which are produced in basal rosettes, they are sticky, hairy, grey-green and have toothed edges. In winter or early spring stems of 5 white, pink or red flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Cliffs or France and Italy

Interest and use

Alpine house

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They prefer fertile, well-drained soils, which grow in partial-shade with ample water. You can propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn, or by division or from root cuttings.

Propagation

Take cuttings in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mould

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