Primula japonica 'Valley Red'

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. 

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Additional Interest: Primula japonica was introduced in about 1890 so long established.  This being a newer form with reddish flowers