Primula obconica

German Primrose, Poison 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 obconica, German Primrose, Poison Primrose
This tidy, clump-forming perennial is usually grown as an annual, but lives through mild winters in a shady red.

Attributes - Primula obconica

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Winter through Late Spring

Flower Color: Lavender, Peach, Purple, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 1 ft. 3 in.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Container Plants, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Spider Mites.

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