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Primula marginata 'Gold Plate' (Silver-edged primrose 'Gold Plate')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Primula marginata 'Gold Plate'

Other names

Silver-edged primrose 'Gold Plate'

Genus

Primula Primula

Variety or Cultivar

'Gold Plate' _ 'Gold Plate' is a rosette-forming, evergreen perennial with oval, toothed, grey-green leaves covered in a yellow, powdery coating and, in spring, fragrant, violet flowers with white eyes.


Primula marginata 'Gold Plate' is: Evergreen

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem

Flower

Violet in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green, Flushed yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Slugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Slugs , Vine weevil

Grey mould , Primula leaf spot Grey mould , Primula leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering. Detach offsets in autumn or early spring, preferably during a wet spell.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Primula marginata 'Gold Plate' (Silver-edged primrose 'Gold Plate') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Garden edging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Water regularly in hot weather. Avoid wetting leaves. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house in equal mix loam, leaf mould, & grit.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Primula marginata 'Gold Plate'

Other names

Silver-edged primrose 'Gold Plate'

Genus

Primula Primula

Variety or Cultivar

'Gold Plate' _ 'Gold Plate' is a rosette-forming, evergreen perennial with oval, toothed, grey-green leaves covered in a yellow, powdery coating and, in spring, fragrant, violet flowers with white eyes.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Violet in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green, Flushed yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leafhoppers , Slugs , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Primula leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Deadhead after flowering. Detach offsets in autumn or early spring, preferably during a wet spell.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Primula marginata 'Gold Plate' (Silver-edged primrose 'Gold Plate') will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Garden edging, Cottage/Informal, Containers, City, Beds and borders, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Water regularly in hot weather. Avoid wetting leaves. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house in equal mix loam, leaf mould, & grit.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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