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Scientific Name: Primula vulgaris (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: PRIM-you-luh vul-GAIR-iss
Common Name: primula, primrose
Family Name: Primulaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Herbaceous perennial, Semi-evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves obovate, wrinkled, forming a rosette, elongate after flowering, up to 20 cm long; flowers up to 4 cm wide, arising in central clusters on 5-15 cm long peduncles.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Dense
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe, 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
primula, primrose
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: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, (Often bicolor or tricolored; species in pale yellow)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a

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, ( Rabbit resistant )
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