Common Name: Japanese woodland primula
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist
Time to divide plants: September to April
One of the best woodland primulas it will grow happily on all but the driest soils provided it is planted in dappled shade. It looks great planted in informal drifts, and produces semi-evergreen rosettes of leaves that resemble lush lettuces. In spring small flower spikes appear bearing clusters of starry pink flowers that fade to paler tones with age. The foliage remains above ground nearly all year round, although plants will go dormant during periods of extreme heat or drought. Do not cut back in autumn, instead tidy plants up in spring to remove the worst old foliage to make way for fresh new growth.
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