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Primula beesiana

Candelabra primula

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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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 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 beesiana
  • Common name: Candelabra primula
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

Primula beesiana

Candelabra primulas form semi-evergreen rosettes of leaves, from the middle of which appear upright spikes of small flowers grouped in loose, tiered clusters in early summer. Plants are best grown in groups and allowed to self-seed, so don’t deadhead after flowering.

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Found growing wild in the mountain meadows of China, Primula beesiana 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. It’s a good choice for a damp, woodland garden. For best results grow in moist, acidic to neutral soil, in partial shade.

How to grow Primula beesiana

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / acidic / boggy
  • 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
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do 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 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 Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Primula beesiana and wildlife

Primula beesiana is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Primula beesiana poisonous?

Primula beesiana 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

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