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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Primula are herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials, forming a basal rosette of simple leaves, with salver-shaped or bell-shaped flowers which may be solitary or carried in an umbel or in whorls on an erect stem
Cortusoides section primulas are woodland perennials with long-stalked, rounded, lobed and hairy leaves, and usually rosy-pink flowers in a single umbel
P. sieboldii is a perennial to 30cm, with rosettes of broadly oblong to ovate, pale green, softly downy leaves and erect stems bearing umbels of purple to crimson, pink or white flowers 2.5-4cm wide in late spring and early summer
E Siberia to Japan
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in partial shade, in deep humus-rich, moist, neutral to acid loam soil; tolerates full sun if the soil remains moist at all times
Propagate by division as it comes into growth or propagate by seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
City & Courtyard Gardens Rock Garden Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Tidy plant after flowering and remove diseased or damaged leaves
Pests Prone to aphids, leafhoppers, vine weevil and slugs
May be affected by a virus, grey mould (botrytis) or primula brown core
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