Primrose
Primula maximowiczii

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Species: maximowiczii (maks-im-oh-WIKS-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Isle, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 29, 2008, altagardener from Calgary, AB (Zone 3b) wrote:

From Primula (J. Richards, 1993, new ed. 2003):
"Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic, to 20x4 cm, more or less entire, stalk obscure, bright green"; "stout stem bears 1-3 whorls of dark red to purple (rarely orange) flowers on erect stalks to 4 cm. The flower with strongly reflexed lobes is about 15 mm in diameter and annulate; corolla-lobes narrowly oblong, rounded"; distribution is "mountains of north-central China; Chihli, Shensi, Shansi; rather dry alpine meadows and shady rocks in fir forests at about 2500m".

Grows in part shade and leaf mould in zone 3.