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PlantFiles: Primrose
Primula x juliana 'Wanda'

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Species: x juliana
Cultivar: Wanda

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive fnpkfs On Jan 17, 2011, fnpkfs from Mckinleyville, CA wrote:

An old friend gave me a couple of these plants from her garden and they have multiplied making a lovely, almost ground cover, that astonishingly, seems to outgrow the wild buttercup! I have rarely thrown a little manure on the plants and I water infrequently in our Zone 9 climate area on the coast of N. Calif. The bed is mostly shady. This is such a great plant that I am looking for another primrose that has a similar habit.

Neutral bluespiral On Jan 29, 2007, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

Following is a germination method for this pretty strain of seed which is very worthwhile growing out:

1) Prepare seed using Norm Deno's method for pot and baggy per my comment in Primula auricula.

2) Sow seed 3 months before your last spring frost date at 60-65*F (warmer temps may inhibit germination). Germination usually occurs within 10 - 30 days.

3) If germination does not occur after 30 days as in #2, move pot to refrigerator for 4-6 weeks. As soon as seedlings appear (or after 6 weeks have passed in the frig), move pot outdoors, watering as needed by placing pot in water just long enough to wet it from the bottom, but absolutely no longer (the baggy should come off when the pot goes outdoors). A tiny amount of peat dusted about the surface will inhibit damping-off fungus & anchor new roots. Be patient.


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

Juneau, Alaska
Mckinleyville, California
Vail, Colorado

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