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botanical name:
Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii
Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Primrose
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.20m
width: 0.35m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: lilac
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Semi-evergreen or evergreen perennial with rosettes of wedge-shaped, toothed, deeply veined leaves and lilac, pink, purple or white flowers.

cultivation:
Adaptable to many conditions but prefers moist, well drained, fertile and humus-rich, neutral to acid soils in partial shade. Will tolerate full sun if the soil does not dry out.

propagation:
By seed or division of clumps. In favourable conditions, will self-seed freely.

usage:
Perfect for open woodland and shady banks.

other notes:
Native to the Balkans, Crimea, Armenia, Caucasus and Turkey.

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