- Product Code: 1500
Primula vialii - Orchid primrose
Also known as the Red Hot Poker primrose, Primula vialii is perhaps the most easily recognisable of the common primulas. Its mauve flowers are held in a crowded spike about 6 - 8 inches long on a foot high stem. The calyces are a brilliant red. A spike in bud is red, but as the flowers open a striking contrast is revealed between the mauve base and the red apex. Not very long lived in the garden (about two or three years) but is very easy to grow from seed.
Height: 30 - 40cm
Flowering period: Late spring – mid-summer.
Culture: rich, moist soil that never dries out. Full sun or partial shade.
Minimum of 35 seeds per packet.