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Primula beesiana

Candelabra primula

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Hardy perennial

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photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (28040)

Plant details

Found growing wild in the mountain meadows of China, this hardy perennial is a dramatic sight in summer, especially when grown en masse. Tiers of reddish-pink flowers are held on pale stems above rosettes of lance-shaped leaves. A good choice for a damp, woodland garden, it enjoys moist, acidic to neutral soil in a partially shaded spot. Dig in plenty of organic matter, such as garden compost, before planting.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Primula

Species: beesiana

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Flowering period: April to June

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