Primrose (Primula secundiflora) in the Primroses Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 8 - 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 8 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon


Vine Weevil, Part Two:  Saving the Plants -- Nil DesperandumVine Weevil, Part Two: Saving the Plants -- Nil Desperandum
August 23, 2014

The weevil larvae may have destroyed your plants, but really you are looking at a handful of fresh new seedlings and not the detritus of a former favourite plant. Seize the opportunity to split and grow on. Enjoy the problem and take a positive attitude toward the challenge.

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Photo gallery:
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2019-05-22
By kniphofia
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Location: Pudacuo National Park, Yunnan, ChinaPrimula secundiflora - flower color polymorphism; image by Spence
By greene
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What are your best bloomers?? by virginiarose Jan 19, 2014 5:33 PM 52

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