Vial's primrose

Primula vialli

Vial's primrose - Primula vialli

Common Name: Vial's primrose
Genus: Primula
Species: vialli

The word Primula is derived from the Latin term Primus meaning first and refers to how plants in this Genus usually flower in early Spring, being amongst the first plants to flower in the year.

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Dense crimson flower spikes open from the base into vivid lilac flowers like a purple form of red hot poker. This summer-flowering Primula will add a splash of colour at the front of a shady border. Although short lived, mass plantings of the erect flower spikes create a spectacular effect and are especially well suited to formal gardens and parterres.

Garden Care: Divide large clumps after the plant has flowered preferably during a wet spell.

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