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Himalayan primrose

Primula sikkimensis

PRIM-yew-lah sih-kih-MEN-sis

Native to wet meadows of the Himalayas, P. sikkimensis is a deciduous perennial with rosettes of pale green, toothed leaves. Pendent, fragrant, white or yellow flowers bloom in late spring and early summer.

CareProvide full sun or part shade and humusy, neutral to acidic, moist soil.

PropagationEasy to grow from seed, either indoors or sown outside in winter.

ProblemsAphids, spider mites, weevils, slugs, gray mold, viruses, root rot, rust, leaf spots.

  • Genus : Primula
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White, Yellow

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