Tibetan Primrose, Florinda Primrose, Giant Cowslip
Primula florindae

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Species: florindae (flor-IN-day) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

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

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Juneau, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Richmond, California

, Newfoundland and Labrador

Walterville, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jan 9, 2003, Baa wrote:

A large, spreading perennial Primula from Tibet.

Has large, toothed, ovate, mid-green leaves. Bears tall spikes of tubular, nodding, yellow flowers that have a nutmeg/clove scent.

Flowers mainly June - August.

Loves moist, fertile, neutral to acid soil in sun or light shade.

Positive

On Aug 30, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Primula florindae has proved to be a hardy perennial in Seward, Alaska. While listed as a bog plant, florindae will grow in any well-drained garden bed in our cool, moist soil. The clustered blossoms have a heady nutmeg-like smell.

P. florindae grows easily from seed. Surface sow to allow light during germination. Germinate at 70 degrees, but lower temp after germination.