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Primula vialii

Orchid Primrose

A long-time favorite, these miniature floral bouquets in a rainbow of colors are signs of spring. Excellent for bedding, edging and containers, they are especially effective with spring blooming bulbs. Many long-blooming, large-flowered varieties are available which provide instant color in late winter through spring. Most are short-lived perennials, replanted with summer-blooming annuals. Attract butterflies. Easy to grow in partial shade, and moist, humus-rich soil. Dislike winter dampness and summer heat. Start by seed or division. Watch for red spider mites.
Primula vialii, Orchid Primrose
A most unusual perennial type. The ends of the pointy flower spikes have unopened brick-red flowers at the top, while the opened flowers below are lilac. It seldom lives longer than 1 or 2 years.

Attributes - Primula vialii

Plant Type: Biennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Purple, Red

Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Primula 'Pacific Giant', Primula x polyantha, Primula denticulata, Primula japonica, Primula malacoides, Primula obconica
 
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