PRIMULA pulverulenta

Part shade
Moisture retentive soil
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Pot Size


Height x Spread: 100cm x 60cm

Striking and statuesque, PRIMULA pulverulenta creates an amazing display from late spring into midsummer.  Carrying layers of deep reddish-purple flowers arranged in whorls at intervals along the stem rather like a candelabra, Its upright sturdy stems erupt from basal rosettes of lush mid-green foliage.

Hailing from Sichuan in China, where it is found alongside creaks and streams, this hardy perennial likes a fertile, moist soil but dislikes its crown being covered with water.  It would look stunning planted in drifts through a partially shaded, moist meadow where it will happily self-seed and gently wander through the years.  Alternatively combine it with HOSTA, ARUNCUS and SANGUISORBA menziesii for an interesting and colourful combination of textures in your bog garden.