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Herbaceous Perennial

Primula sieboldii 'Sorcha's Pink' (Co)

Siebold primrose 'Sorcha's Pink'

A compact, rosette-forming, deciduous woodland perennial with pale green, wrinkled foliage and clusters of frilly, soft pale pink flowers, appearing in April to May

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
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
Cortusoides section primulas are woodland perennials with long-stalked, rounded, lobed and hairy leaves, and usually rosy-pink flowers in a single umbel

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Rock garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

Tidy plant after flowering and remove diseased or damaged leaves

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, leafhoppers, vine weevil and slugs

Diseases

May be susceptible to a virus, grey mould (botrytis) or primula brown core

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