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Primula auricula

Alpine auricula

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Primula auricula (Alpine auricula). This species will produce grey-green foliage, with umbels of various colour blooms in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Primrose

Origin

Alps

Interest and use

Rock garden, walls

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They prefer fertile, gritty, alkaline, well-drained soils, which grow in partial-shade with ample water.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn, or by division or from root cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Border cultivars may be prone to slug damage in damp situations and to attack by root aphids when grown in very dry conditions or in pots.

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