Primula vialii 'Alison Holland'

Primula vialii ‘Alison Holland’

Vial's primrose

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does not flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Primula vialii 'Alison Holland'
  • Common name: Vial's primrose
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Primula vialii is a very striking plant, bearing upright poker-shaped, red-tipped lilac-pink flowers in early and midsummer.

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Unlike the species, Primula vialii ‘Alison Holland’ has pure white flowers held above rich-green foliage. It’s perfect for growing in a partially shaded or woodland border, especially in poorly drained soil. It works well when planted among ferns and hostas. It can also be planted en masse in bog gardens or at the pond edge – make sure the soil stays moist to compensate for the lack of shade in these situations.

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For best results grow Primula vialii ‘Alison Holland’ in moist soil in partial shade. Divide large clumps after flowering.

How to grow Primula 'Alison Holland'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy / clay / heavy / moist

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 not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does 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 'Alison Holland' and wildlife

Primula 'Alison Holland' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Primula 'Alison Holland' poisonous?

Primula 'Alison Holland' is harmful if ingested and causes an upset stomach.

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

Plants that go well with Primula 'Alison Holland'