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botanical name:
Primula 'Crescendo Red'
Primula 'Crescendo Red' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Polyanthus
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.15m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
Robust, winter-hardy polyanthus. Evergreen rosettes of heavily veined leaves. Clusters of large, yellow centred, bright red flowers borne on thick hairy stems from late winter to spring.

cultivation:
Usually grown as a biennial. Performs best in dappled shade and a moist, humus-rich soil. Tolerates full sun if the soil does not dry out.

propagation:
By division in autumn or basal cuttings.

usage:
Winter and spring bedding and containers.

other notes:
Raised in Ireland.
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