Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

Japanese primrose

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Hardy perennial

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Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

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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.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Primula

Species: japonica

Cultivar: Miller's Crimson

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to divide plants: September to November

Time to plant: March to November

Flowering period: May to June

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