Primula auricula

Primula auricula

Auricula

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Primula auricula
  • Common name: Auricula
  • Plant type: Perennial
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 20cm

Spread: 25cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Alpine auriculas, Primula auricula, make distinctive cabbage-like clumps of foliage which, in spring, are topped by upright stems with domed heads of circular flowers in bold colours. The plants look best in a rock garden grown in groups in the shade of rocks or shrubby rock plants', but they also thrive in humus-rich, well-drained woodland borders in light dappled shade. They're also ideal for growing in containers.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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