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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
silver-edged primrose 'Prichard's Variety'
Primula marginata Prichard's form Primula Prichard's form
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
Auricula section primulas are evergreen perennials with leathery, often farinose foliage and simple umbels of salver-shaped flowers which are usually pink, purple or yellow
'Prichard's Variety' is a semi-evergreen perennial with broad, dull grey-green, slightly toothed leaves and umbels of violet-blue flowers to 3.5cm across
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich, slightly alkaline soil in full sun with some midday shade or partial shade. Although hardy it is recommended for cultivation in an alpine house in the south of England
Propagate by detaching offsets in autumn or early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning Deadhead after flowering
Pests May be attacked by aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, slugs, leafhoppers and vineweevils
May be subject to a virus, primula brown core and grey moulds
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