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Primula 'Danova Purple, White Edge' (Danova Series) (Pr/Prim) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Purple, White and Yellow in Spring and Winter

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

primrose 'Danova Purple, White Edge'

Family

Primulaceae


Primula are herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials, forming a basal rosette of simple leaves, with salver-shaped or bell-shaped flowers which may be solitary or carried in an umbel or in whorls on an erect stem

Primroses are rosette-forming herbaceous perennials, sometimes grown as annuals, with clusters of solitary flowers arising from the rosette in late winter or early spring

'Danova Purple, White Edge' is a primrose to 20cm in height, with white-edged, vivid reddish-purple flowers, the eye greenish-yellow with deep yellow streaks

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, do not allow to dry out in hot weather

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral or Acid
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, leafhoppers, vine weevil and slugs

Diseases

May be subject to grey moulds, primula brown core and a virus