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, primulas are COOL germinators! As a rule 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 can go dormant as a protective measure. Germination can take up to 6 weeks, but sometimes takes much longer.
Common name:Asiatic Primrose