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Primula pubescens Exhibition Blue
Primula pubescens Exhibition Blue
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Primula pubescens Exhibition Blue

Auricula Primrose

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.446.600

(='Exhibition Blau') This is a unique kind of Primrose, totally unlike more commonly grown forms. The leaves are thick and waxy, held in a low evergreen rosette. Clusters of fragrant flowers appear through the spring, in muted shades violet blue, with a contrasting soft-yellow eye. Choose a partly shaded site with rich, moist soil. Great in a bright woodland or part-shade rock garden. Tolerates full sun in cool summer regions. Auricula Primroses were extremely popular in Victorian gardens, when hundreds of named selections were in existence. Clumps may be divided in early fall.

Further details for
Primula pubescens Exhibition Blue

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate