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PlantFiles: European Alpine Primrose, Auriculastrum Primula
Primula latifolia

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Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Species: latifolia (lat-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Primula viscosa

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
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 alpine primrose has the unique feature of having very sticky leaves (some P. hirsuta can have sticky leaves as well). The deep purple-violet flowers are produced in a nodding, one-sided cluster atop 6" stems. This plant prefers acidic soil. It hails from the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Regional...

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

Collinsville, Texas



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