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Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Primula 'Francisca'

Other names

Polyanthus 'Francisca', Primrose 'Francisca', Primula 'Green Lace'

Genus

Primula Primula

Variety or Cultivar

'Francisca' _ 'Francisca' is a rosette-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, puckered, dark green leaves and, in spring, large umbels of fluted, crinkled, green flowers with yellow centres.


Primula 'Francisca' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Rosette

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Vine weevil

Grey mould , Leaf spot Grey mould , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Remove any faded foliage in autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Do not allow to dry out in hot weather.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Primula 'Francisca'

Other names

Polyanthus 'Francisca', Primrose 'Francisca', Primula 'Green Lace'

Genus

Primula Primula

Variety or Cultivar

'Francisca' _ 'Francisca' is a rosette-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, puckered, dark green leaves and, in spring, large umbels of fluted, crinkled, green flowers with yellow centres.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Rosette


Colour

Flower

Green in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Remove any faded foliage in autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Do not allow to dry out in hot weather.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Plantago asiatica mosaic virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest risk analysis suggested potential economic impacts would be small; and management by industry would be appropriate. Industry may wish to monitor for the presence of the pest and the Dutch industry certification scheme is of added benefit to the UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca')

Common pest name

Necrotic spot

Scientific pest name

Impatiens necrotic spot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of mainly ornamentals and vegetables; present in the UK; and covered by the EU listing of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. To be kept under consideration in light of a review of the EU listing.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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