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 at any time onto a loam-based compost, barely cover so that around 50% are still visible. Best germination temperatures are between 10 and 15 degrees C. (e.g. a cool, northerly window sill) PLEASE NOTE: Temperatures exceeding 15 C can prevent germination, and above 20 C expect very little germination as most seeds will go dormant as a protective measure. Germination takes between 3 to 6 weeks, sometimes taking much longer.