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Primula pubescens Exhibition Blue
Auricula Primrose
Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette

(='Exhibition Blau') This is a unique kind of Primrose, totally unlike more commonly grown forms. The leaves are thick and waxy, held in a low evergreen rosette. Clusters of fragrant flowers appear through the spring, in muted shades violet blue, with a contrasting soft-yellow eye. Choose a partly shaded site with rich, moist soil. Great in a bright woodland or part-shade rock garden. Tolerates full sun in cool summer regions. Auricula Primroses were extremely popular in Victorian gardens, when hundreds of named selections were in existence. Clumps may be divided in early fall.

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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
  Creamy Yellow
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Light Green

Plant Characteristics
  Deer Resistant

Flower Head Size

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

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