PRIMULA( Candelabra Hybrid)
Plant Common Name
Candelabra Primrose, Primrose
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Bright and beautiful, these exquisite tall flowered perennials are the highlight of the late season garden. They are complex hybrids of the common English primrose, Primula vulgaris and old fashioned cowslip, Primula veris. Both these primroses are moisture lovers, dwelling in woodlands and wetlands. Therefore these hybrids are most often grown in association with bog and water gardens where the ground remains wet but not soggy. The plants produce small rosettes of upstanding foliage with long, wide romaine-like leaves that require highly fertile ground to mature properly.
These hybrids produce the tallest flower spikes of all common primroses, sending up a single spire bearing several whorls of small blooms. These flowers are so tightly packed they become balls of color on this fine staff. Blooming occurs over summer into autumn with intensely hot colored shades of purple, red, orange and yellow. These primroses are often grown from seed or may be started from nursery seedlings. Plant into moderately fertile, humus rich, moist but well drained soil. They ask for full sun in cool moist climates, but since they peak during the hottest time of year, provide protection from direct afternoon sun. They may be difficult if not impossible to grow in the arid Southwest.
AHS Heat Zone
8 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 8
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall