Primula pulchella

Primulaceae

 

Habitat: alpine meadows on limestone

 

Soil: with humus and grit, preferably limestone

 

Height: 20 cm

 

Flowering: spring

 

Width: 20 cm

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Plant in the Pulchella section have clumps of long, narrow leaves, with plenty of yellow farina on the under side, in winter with large resting buds. The flower stems carry loose heads of flowers, often large and therefore particularly attractive.

Primula pulchella is a pretty species, rarely offered for sale, often found in meadows in areas that are kept relative dy by rain shadows of high mountains. The flower stems may be no longer than the leaves, or twice as long, and carry loose heads of up to 15 large, rich pink, yellow-eyed flowers.
BP7-9
9 cm pot £4.00

Primula Pulchella section - some other suggestions
invisible.gif Primula sharmae comes from Nepal, and makes small rosettes of leaves, with relatively large, deep blue flowers with a small white eye. It is best if given shelter, in a cool part of an alpine house or in a shady frame.