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Primula vialii
Chinese Pagoda Primrose
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette
1.445.400

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
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Moderate

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  Mauvelilac
  Red

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Massed
  Waterside
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches


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