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Primula vialii
Chinese Pagoda Primrose
Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette

Primroses come in many shapes and sizes. This species looks radically different from others, bearing upright stems with a rocket-shaped spike of flowers in a shocking combination of mauve-pink and scarlet red, appearing in summer. Plants require a rich, moist soil that will not dry out in the summer. Tolerates full sun in cool summer regions. Great for cutting. This species is not always long lived, but may self-seed when happy. Good choice for the waterside and excellent in shady parts of the rock garden. Received a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (1993).

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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

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant

Flower Head Size

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

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