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Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
Pink Bog Primrose
Zone 5 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette

Also known as Himalayan Meadow Primrose. An early-blooming species, this grows best at the waterside or a similar position with rich and heavy moist to wet soil. Loose clusters or umbels of bright magenta-pink blooms are held on stems above a rosette of newly expanding leaves. Most effective in groups, combining well with Marsh Marigolds, ferns and other moisture lovers. Will tolerate more sun in cool regions. A good candidate for a special bog garden. This is not likely to grow well in average border conditions. Possibly hardy to Zone 4 or below if snow cover is reliable. Clumps may be divided after flowering, if desired. Deciduous in winter.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Deer Resistant

Flower Head Size

   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches

   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

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