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Primula vialii (Vial's primrose)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Primula vialii

Other names

Vial's primrose, Primula littoniana , Primula viallii, Orchid primrose, Red-hot poker primrose

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. vialii - P. vialii is an herbaceous perennial with heavily veined, oblong leaves forming a basal rosette. In early to mid-summer, it produces a single red-tipped, violet flower spike held on an upright stem.


Primula vialii is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Lilac, Red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Primula vialii (Vial's primrose) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, acid, moisture retentive soil in partial shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, 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 vialii

Other names

Vial's primrose, Primula littoniana , Primula viallii, Orchid primrose, Red-hot poker primrose

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. vialii - P. vialii is an herbaceous perennial with heavily veined, oblong leaves forming a basal rosette. In early to mid-summer, it produces a single red-tipped, violet flower spike held on an upright stem.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Lilac, Red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Primula vialii (Vial's primrose) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, acid, moisture retentive soil in partial shade.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Primula vialii (Vial's primrose)

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 vialii (Vial's primrose)

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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