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Primula sieboldii ‘Manakoora’

Japanese woodland primula

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

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not 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 sieboldii 'Manakoora'
  • Common name: Japanese woodland primula
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Primula sieboldii produces semi-evergreen rosettes of leaves, above which small flower spikes appear in spring. These spikes bear clusters of starry pink flowers that fade to paler tones with age. The foliage remains above ground nearly all year round, although plants will go dormant during periods of extreme heat or drought.

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Plants grow happily on all but the driest soils, provided they’re planted in dappled shade. They look great when planted in informal drifts.

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Primula sieboldii ‘Manakoora’ bears delicate flowers in many shades of blue, including violet whites veined with blue. The petals are both smooth and fringed. For best results grow ‘Manakoora’ in a moist woodland garden, or around the edge of a pond. Don’t cut back plants in autumn – instead tidy plants in spring to remove the worst old foliage to make way for fresh new growth. This allows plants to self-seed in drifts, creating a charming, natural look.

How to grow Primula 'Manakoora'

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

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 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 not 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 'Manakoora' and wildlife

Primula 'Manakoora' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Primula 'Manakoora' poisonous?

Primula 'Manakoora' 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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