This European species has very long, narrow tubes holding the bright, lilac-pink flowers, which open in clusters on long stems. They do well on the rock garden as long as they have some shade and it does not dry out, although they are probably safer in a shady, humus-rich spot. (Section farinosae)
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:Primula longiflora