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Primula minor

Primula minor is a species that is rarely seen in cultivation, but it is a beautiful, vigorous, small member of the section. It has very narrow (just 6 mm wide) leaves, and short stems with a whorl of wide-open, pink flowers. Each plant rapidly becomes a thicket (up to 20 crowns in 18 months from seed). Flowering is over an extremely long period; some years we have not been without flowers from mid March to at least the end of July.

Long, very narrow leaves and long, thin seed capsules.

Quantity 9 cm pot
Width 15cm
Height 20cm
Family Primulaceae
Flowering Late spring and early summer
Habitat detail cool, stony places
Garden habitat Full shade
Soil acidic, moist, well drained soil
Plant category Alpine
Height range 6 - 20 cm


9 cm pot
Primula minor
Primula minor Primula minor flower
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