One-sided clusters of deepest, darkest ruby red are carried on strong stems above vigorous clumps of shiny, jagged-toothed leaves. This lovely plant comes from very high up, sometimes over 12,000 feet, in the mountains of Szechwan and Yunnan in China.
Primula seeds may be sown in good light conditions at any time onto a loam-based compost, barely cover so that around 50% are still visible. We never use artificial heat as cold and natural day to day fluctuations can help germination, and best temperatures are usually between 10 and 15 degrees C. (e.g. a cool greenhouse or northerly window sill) PLEASE NOTE: Temperatures exceeding 15 C can prevent germination, and above 20 C expect very little germination as seeds often go dormant as a protective measure. Germination takes between 3 to 6 weeks, sometimes taking much longer.