Primula malacoides

Botanical Name: Primula malacoides

Common Name(s): Fairy primrose

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Description:

A popular winter and spring annual, with flowers in shades of white, rose, pink, lavender and purple. Sow seed directly or in trays under cool conditions (late summer to autumn), spacing seedlings 200mm apart. Flowers appear ±16 weeks from seed. Good in containers on a cool patio. P. obconica (Poison primrose), a popular pot plant and bedding annual, has large flowers in shades of blue, orange, pink, white, carmine and rose. Sow in autumn and do not cover seed. Flowers should appear 18 weeks from seed.

Family: – Primulaceae

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Half Sun
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Shade
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Moderate Watering

Flowers

May
June
July
August
September
October

Description:
This annual bears flowers in shades of white, rose, pink, lavender and purple.


Foliage

Description:
The foliage is velvet/fuzzy-textured and is evergreen.

Primula malacoides

Interesting Info
Good container plant
Origin
China
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Sleutelblom (A)
Possible Problems
Poisonous Entire plant
Recommended Varieties

Primula obconica (Poison primrose), a popular pot plant and bedding annual, has large flowers in shades of blue, orange, pink, white, carmine and rose. Sow in Autumn and do not cover seed. Flowers should appear 18 weeks from seed.

Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow seed directly or in trays under cool conditions and space seedlings 200mm apart.
Size
Height:20 cm Spread:25 cm
Soil Conditions
Well drained
Uses in landscape design
Good in containers on a cool patio and ideal for mass or bedding plantings.
When to Sow
Summer , Autumn/fall
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