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Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’
Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’
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Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’

Candelabra Primrose

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.445.350

Primrose is a huge group of plants with many different colours and styles of flowers. This selection of Japanese Primrose produces candelabra-type or whorls of rose-red blossoms mid to late spring. The foliage forms a low cabbage-like clump of fresh, green leaves. Its native habitat is moist woodlands so it prefers a constantly moist soil, perhaps beside a stream or pond. Beautiful planted in the shady border or woodland garden with other shade-loving favourites like ferns and Hosta. It will adapt, to the semi-shaded border providing the soil is moist. On good sites this may self-seed, eventually forming a large colony. A spectacular sight in late spring. Unique cut flower.

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Primula japonica ‘Miller’s Crimson’

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
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate