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  • Vial's primrose / orchid primrose
  • Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Primula vialii

Vial's primrose / orchid primrose

RHS award of garden merit
6 × 9cm pots £47.94 £23.97
6 × 9cm pots £47.94 £23.97
9cm pot £7.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus rich, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dense crimson flower spikes open from the base into vivid lilac flowers, like a purple form of red hot poker. This summer-flowering primula will add a splash of colour at the front of a shady border. Although short lived, mass plantings of the erect flower spikes create a spectacular effect and are especially well suited to formal gardens and parterres.

  • Garden care: Divide large clumps after the plant has flowered, preferably during a wet spell.
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