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Primula florindae Keillour hybrids (Si)

Tibetan cowslip Keillour hybrids

A short-lived, deciduous, clump-forming perennial with mid-green, almost lily-pad shaped leaves and upright stems which produce spicily-fragrant red, orange and yellow drooping flowers in early to late summer. Although this variety should not have their crowns submerged in water, they can cope with wet ground so are idea for waterside and boggy areas. They make an excellent cut flower

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green Red Orange Yellow
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Primulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
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

Unresolved

Horticultural Group
Sikkimensis section primulas are herbaceous perennials with long-stalked, oblong or oval leaves in a basal rosette, and erect stems bearing terminal umbels of nodding, fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers in summer

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in humus-rich, moisture-retentive in part shade. Do not let roots dry out

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division. Divide every two years in spring. Self-seeds freely

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

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, vine weevil, slugs, leaf and bud eelworms, leaf-mining flies and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May be susceptible to primula leaf spot, primula brown core and grey moulds

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