Scientific Name: Primula malacoides Form: Mounded
Common Name:fairy primrose Texture:Medium
Family Name:PrimulaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Tomentose, Ovate, Elliptic, Crenate
Flowers: Panicle, (Floriferous), White, Violet, Pink, Red, Magenta, Purple, Feb- Apr- Mar
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, May- Jun
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant, Alpine, Container planting, Bedding plant
Key ID Features:Leaves basal, oval, 4-8 cm long leaves, margins scalloped (irregularly toothed/ incised); florets with 5 notched petals, mostly in shades of pink to purple mostly with some yellow on the throat (all white cv. available), 20-30 per panicle.