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Primula polyneura (Primula polyneura)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Primula polyneura

Other names

Primula polyneura, Primula cortusoides var. lichi, Primula lichiangensis

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. polyneura - P. polyneura is a rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with broadly ovate to rounded, lobed, mid-green leaves and, from late spring into summer, erect stems bearing purple-pink flowers with yellow eyes.


Primula polyneura is: Deciduous

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem

Flower

Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Primula polyneura (Primula polyneura) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, deep, moist, neutral to acid loam. Prefers partial shade but tolerates full sun if the soil is kept consistently moist.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Primula polyneura

Other names

Primula polyneura, Primula cortusoides var. lichi, Primula lichiangensis

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. polyneura - P. polyneura is a rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with broadly ovate to rounded, lobed, mid-green leaves and, from late spring into summer, erect stems bearing purple-pink flowers with yellow eyes.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rosette, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Purple-pink in Spring; Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Primula polyneura (Primula polyneura) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, deep, moist, neutral to acid loam. Prefers partial shade but tolerates full sun if the soil is kept consistently moist.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Primula polyneura (Primula polyneura)

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 polyneura (Primula polyneura)

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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