Primula japonica 'Valley Red'
Description: Rossettes of green leaves and red primula flowers which have an orange eye. The candelabra of flowers are held on upright stems and are produced in profusion in May.
Uses: As with most primulas these look effective edging water, in bog gardens or in woodland settings.
Climate/Position: Prefering sun and moisture
Height/Spread: 60cm x 30cm clump
Soil Requirements: Fertile soils which are moisture retentive.
Pruning: Leaves may be tidied in spring before flowering if needed. Flower stems may be cut back after flowering.
Additional Interest: Primula japonica was introduced in about 1890 so long established. This being a newer form with reddish flowers