Common Name: Candelabra primula
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist
Time to divide plants: September to April
This is a lovely candelabra primula, found growing wild on hillsides in China. It looks great planted in groups and produces semi-evergreen rosettes of leaves, from the middle of which appear upright spikes of flowers in crimson fading to orange in summer. The foliage remains above ground in all but severe conditions, so do not cut back in autumn. However plants may be tidied up in spring to remove the worst old foliage to make way for fresh new growth in spring, if wished. Ideal conditions are partial shade in rich, moist soil of neutral to acid pH. It has been given an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which is for plants of outstanding excellence.
Looks good with:Ranunculus acris 'Citrinus'
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