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Primula 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

Cream, Pink, Red or Yellow in Spring or 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 Series

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 Series are clump-forming plants with flowers in shades of cream, yellow, pink, red and purple, with a large yellow eye

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