Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

Japanese primrose

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'
  • Common name: Japanese primrose
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

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

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Japanese primrose, Primula japonica, grows to 45cm tall, bearing a rosette of broad, crinkly light green leaves and candelabra-esque whorls of flowers on tall, erect stems from late spring to early summer.

Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson' bears beautiful crimson flowers from late spring to early summer. It's a good choice for a woodland garden, preferring moist, acidic to neutral soil in partial shade spot. For best results dig in plenty of organic matter, such as garden compost, before planting. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic, Boggy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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