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botanical name:
Primula vialii
Primula vialii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Orchid Primrose
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.40m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: 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.

From seed.

Looks best when planted in large naturalistic drifts.

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