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Primula japonica

Common name Japanese primrose
Family primulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Flowers various (white/pink/red), late spring
Size 18-24"
Light part shade

Most primroses have proven to be short-lived in our garden, and Japanese primrose is no exception. Still, they are quite nice while they're around, so we recently purchased another couple of plants. Maybe these will procreate and give us a self-sown colony. Ideally, it would have cool, moist soil in mostly shade. That's a condition not much found in our garden, so ours will have to make do with part-day sun and occasional droughty times. We'll see how they fare.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '12 trade. 'Alba' baggy 35F (7w) - 70F (1w) - 70F with light (2w) - 70F (4w; no G).
    'Apple Blossom' baggy 35F (7w) - 70F (25%G, 4-26d)

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