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PlantFiles: European Alpine Primrose, Auriculastrum Primula
Primula hirsuta

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Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Species: hirsuta (her-SOO-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Primula rubra

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 4, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This European alpine primrose is native to the Alps and Pyrennes. It is an important parent in many of todays pubescens-hybrid primroses. The leaves are somewhat sticky. An easy primrose to cultivate in the rockery or alpine trough.

Regional...

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

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon



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