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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
candelabra primrose glory of the bog
glory of the marsh
Primula helodoxa Primula ianthina
Primula prolifera helodoxa Primula prolifera var. ianthina Primula smithiana
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
Proliferae section primulas are moisture-loving herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials forming a rosette of basal leaves, with erect stems each carrying several whorls of salver-shaped flowers
P.prolifera is an evergreen perennial to 75cm, with a rosette of deep green spoon-shaped leaves and erect stems with several whorls of fragrant bright golden-yellow flowers 2.5cm in width
E Himalaya to Indonesia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
Time to ultimate height
Grow in deep, fertile reliably moist soil in partial shade or sun
Propagate by division in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Cut back after flowering
Pests May be attacked by aphids, vine weevil, slugs and glasshouse red spider mite
Generally disease free
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