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Primula pulverulenta
Primula pulverulenta
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Primula pulverulenta

Candelabra Primrose

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.445.470

This is a Candelabra type of Primrose, forming a low clump of fresh green leaves, with many upright stems bearing flowers arranged in tiers or layers. In this species, the flowers are a bright magenta-red shade, putting on an unforgettable display in the late spring garden. Prefers a soil that is rich and moist to wet. Great for cutting, and may also prove attractive to butterflies. In areas with hot summers, choose a site that is protected from afternoon sun. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring, when the first signs of growth appear. Will self seed, where happy.

Further details for
Primula pulverulenta

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  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 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
   40-70 cm
   16-27 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.