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Scientific Name: Primula spp.
Pronunciation: PRIM-you-luh
Common Name: primrose
Family Name: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, usually with wavy or scalloped margins; flowers solitary in centre of foliage (e.g. P. vulgaris) or with florets clustered on peduncles lifted well above the leaves (e.g. P. denticulata).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Dense
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Indoor plant, Rock garden, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google. Species shown or on campus may include P. auricula, P. denticulata, P. malacoides, P. veris, and P. bulleyana ('Ceperley Hybrid').
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate, Obovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Crenate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Orange, Pink, White, Red, Violet, Blue, (Often bicolor or tricolored)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Low indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Diptera - true flies, Mildew, Mites, Mold, Root rot, Rust, Slugs or snails,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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