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Primula auricula

Auricula

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Primula auricula
  • Common name: Auricula
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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How to grow Primula auricula

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    25cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Primula auricula and wildlife

Primula auricula has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Primula auricula poisonous?

Primula auricula can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People