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Primula modesta

Primula modesta

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

20cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Primula modesta Overview

This is a perennial herb with leaves to 2.5-7.5cm that are elliptic to spoon-shaped and yellow beneath. The pink-purple flowers are 4-6cm borne in corymbs.

Common problems with Primula modesta

How to propagate Primula modesta

Seed

You can propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn.

Cuttings

By division or from root cuttings.

Division

Other uses of Primula modesta

There are primulas suitable for almost every type of site; border, screen garden, bog garden, pool margin, greenhouse and alpine house.