Primula serratifolia SDR5165
moist stony places
late spring to early summer
(w x h cm)
with grit and humus
Primula serratifolia flowers
(9 cm pot)
The candelabra primulas (the Proliferae section) are wonderful plants, originating from China and the Himalaya, for woodland or damp, even extremely wet, places. They make clumps of strong leaves, deciduous in some species and persisting through the winter in others, and then send up their tall stems. At intervals up the stems there are whorls of ten or so flowers, each ring opening in succession, perhaps one every five or six days, . As there can be up to six, even seven, whorls, that gives an exceptional flowering period. So there can be a mass of colour ? and that colour can be brilliant orange or yellow, red, pink, white, even dark maroon.
Primula serratifolia SDR5165 is rarely seen in cultivation. It comes from openings in very wet woods, high (3800 m) in the mountains. There are one or two whorls of yellow flowers, with a stripe of orange along the centre line of each petal, or the colouring may be pale yellow with a deeper yellow stripe.
Other related plants:
Candelabra type with several whorls of orange flowers, red in bud.
Candelabra primula with light reddish purple flowers with a yellow eye.
Red-pink flowers with a yellow eye.
Candelabra type with whorls of orange-yellow flowers.
Candelabra type with whorls of flowers in shades of orange-yellow.
Candelabra type, with whorls of deep red flowers.
Candelabra type with whorls of purple-red flowers.
Candelabra type with orange buds and yellow flowers.
P. chungensis x pulverulenta. Candelabra with orange-centred pink flowers.
Unusual yellow-flowered form of small candelabra type.
Orange-flowered form, now from cultivated stock.
Candelabra type with bright orange flowers.
Candelabra type with pink flowers.
Candelabra type with deep, carmine red flowers.
Candelabra type with deep red flowers.
Candelabra type with flowers of a warm, deep red colour.
Candelabra type with white flowers with yellow eyes.
Unusual candelabra primula with white flowers streaked with red.
Candelabra type with scarlet flowers with an orange eye.
Candelabra type from Taiwan with whorls of bright, deep pink flowers.
Candelabra type, with whorls of bright, deep pink flowers.
Candelabra primula; whorls of deep purplish-red flowers later than most.
Candelabra type with whorls of purplish-red flowers with yellow eyes.
Tiny candelabra type, with distinctive yellow flowers with dark calyces.
Candelabra type with bright yellow flowers.
Candelabra type with deep purple-red flowers.
Excellent candelabra type with gorgeous rosy pink flowers.
Candelabra section, with whorls of red-pink flowers.
Whorls of red-pink flowers with distinctive dark/light striped calyces.
Red-pink flowers with dark/light striped calyces.
Rare candelabra type with flowers yellow with white stripes and orange centres.
Candelabra type with rich maroon, yellow-eyed flowers.
Candelabra type with very deep pink, yellow-eyed flowers.