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common name: Orchid Primrose
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade, shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Very attractive Chinese primula with dense conical spikes of mauve flowers opening from deep scarlet calyces. Rosettes of lance-shaped bright green leaves.
Moist, peaty, neutral to acid soil in part shade. Tolerates full sun if the soil remains damp. Thrives well in damp conditions such as by a pond.
Looks best when planted in large naturalistic drifts.