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Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
Pink Bog Primrose
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Zone 5 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette
1.445.290

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
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist
  Wet

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Massed
  Waterside
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches

Spread
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches


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