Roundish clusters of violet purple-blue flowers, dusted in farina, open during late spring and early summer on thin stems above low rosette of powdery, grey-green, very crinkly leaves. This lovely species from Sikkim is best grown in a shaded, moist soil, and is perfect for a moist rock garden or beside a stream or pond.
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.
Common name:Asiatic Primrose