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Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
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Primula rosea ‘Gigas’

Pink Bog Primrose

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.445.290

Also known as Himalayan Meadow Primrose. An early-blooming species, this grows best at the waterside or a similar position with rich and heavy moist to wet soil. Loose clusters or umbels of bright magenta-pink blooms are held on stems above a rosette of newly expanding leaves. Most effective in groups, combining well with Marsh Marigolds, ferns and other moisture lovers. Will tolerate more sun in cool regions. A good candidate for a special bog garden. This is not likely to grow well in average border conditions. Possibly hardy to Zone 4 or below if snow cover is reliable. Clumps may be divided after flowering, if desired. Deciduous in winter.

Further details for
Primula rosea ‘Gigas’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.