Primula bullata var. forrestii farinose form
Primula bullata var. forrestii farinose form is a form of this attractive plant in which the winter leaves, persisting into spring, have farina on the upper surface, and thick farina underneath. This form is uncommon in the wild, but a seed-raised strain gives mainly farinose plants, from which we select the ones that do have farina. Otherwise it is like the usual form. New leaves, very sticky, grow each year on the thick stems, and old leaves can remain for years. The flowers, a cluster on the top of each upright stem, are a very bright yellow, with an even brighter centre, usually orange. It resents excessive winter wet, but can be grown outside if a sufficiently sheltered site can be contrived.
Form with farina on the winter leaves, and the usual very bright yellow flowers.
||1 litre pot|
||shady positions among limestone rocks|
||Alpine house (water underneath)|
||alkaline, well drained soil|
||20 - 60 cm|