PRIMULA CHIONANTHA SINO PURPUREA
This is the extremely beautiful mauve form of this plant and one of the finest alpine primulas, whorls of farinose, fragrant, waxy flowers are arranged in layers from the top of the stems, and these open in succession as the stem elongates upwards. The strong basal rosette is formed from long, smooth, farinose grey leaves. An elegant and lovely plant in a shaded rock garden or peat bed.
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.