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BogsHerbaceous Perennial

Primula bulleyana (Pf)
  • RHS AGM

Bulley's primrose

P. bulleyana is a semi-evergreen perennial to 60cm, with rosettes of obovate leaves and erect stems bearing 5-7 whorls of orange-yellow flowers 2cm across opening from red buds

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Primulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Horticultural Group
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
Plant range
SW China

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in deep, fertile reliably moist soil in partial shade or sun

Propagation

Propagate by division in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, vine weevil, slugs and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free

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