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Primula 'Wanda' (Pr/Prim) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring

Foliage

Green and Purple in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

primrose 'Wanda'

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

'Wanda' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial to 12cm, with oval, purple-tinted leaves in compact rosettes. Flowers 3.5cm in width, deep reddish-purple, in loose clusters, open over a long period in spring

Synonym(s)

  • Primula × pruhonicensis 'Wanda'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or partial shade in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich-soil

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Neutral or Acid
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division in autumn and early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Rock Garden, Patio/Container Plants or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

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

Diseases

May be subject to primula brown core and grey moulds