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Primula sieboldii f. lactiflora (Milky-flowered Siebold primrose)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Primula sieboldii f. lactiflora

Other names

Milky-flowered Siebold primrose

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. sieboldii f. lactiflora - P. sieboldii f. lactiflora is a vigorous, rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with oblong to ovate, lobed, downy, pale green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, umbels of large, salverform, white flowers with fringed petals.


Primula sieboldii f. lactiflora is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring; Pale-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

Cut back stalks after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Primula sieboldii f. lactiflora (Milky-flowered Siebold primrose) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Prefers moist, neutral to acid soil in partial shade but will tolerate full sun if the soil remains moist.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

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)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Primula sieboldii f. lactiflora

Other names

Milky-flowered Siebold primrose

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. sieboldii f. lactiflora - P. sieboldii f. lactiflora is a vigorous, rosette-forming, deciduous perennial with oblong to ovate, lobed, downy, pale green leaves and, in late spring and early summer, umbels of large, salverform, white flowers with fringed petals.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Pale-green in Spring; Pale-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

Cut back stalks after flowering.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Primula sieboldii f. lactiflora (Milky-flowered Siebold primrose) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.4m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Prefers moist, neutral to acid soil in partial shade but will tolerate full sun if the soil remains moist.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

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 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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