Japanese Primrose (Primula japonica) in the Primroses Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Red
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Seeds germinate best with moisture and alternating warm and cold periods.
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Wintersown in 2007, this primrose colony self-sowed until vandal

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aspenhill On July 5, 2014 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Is this seed Drumstick primula? by Jajaja Aug 26, 2016 4:06 AM 11
Chicagoland annual plant swap 2015 by oerickson Jun 8, 2015 8:43 AM 92
Favourite perennials in my Canadian garden by SunnyBorders Oct 18, 2019 7:21 AM 1,130
What are these?! by piksihk May 29, 2012 4:15 PM 3
Mail Orders, what do you think? by virginiarose Dec 1, 2013 6:59 PM 1,170
Wintersowing chat by kqcrna Jun 1, 2015 4:09 AM 289
Are you adding any new perennials of any kind this year? by SongofJoy May 13, 2012 6:47 AM 130
Where are you ordering from #1 by sandnsea2 May 4, 2012 5:32 AM 395
Tell us about your Perennial Garden, Part 1 by SongofJoy Feb 29, 2012 7:05 AM 301
Time to think about wintersowing by kqcrna Feb 12, 2012 6:24 AM 263

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