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Fairy primrose is among the most charming of all cool season perennials. It is native to China where it inhabits moist areas at the edges of fields and forests. It was not introduced to the west until the end of the Nineteenth Century.
This sweet little primrose forms neat clumps of flat, soft, downy leaves with undulating edges. The flowers are what make fairy primrose so magical. Each rosette sends up a straight leafless stem with up to three tiered whorls of small blossoms with lobed petal tips. Each whorl can have up to a dozen flowers, which may be retained for weeks. There are lots of cultivated varieties in pastel shades of pink, lavender purple and white.
This delicate perennial prefers partial sun and moist, humus-rich soil. It is intolerant of summer heat and goes dormant when temperatures become too steamy. It is a beautiful perennial that looks best planted in masses or large sweeps. It is also an ideal container plant.
10 - 8
8 - 10
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Early Spring, Spring
Clay, Loam, Sand
Average Water, Ample Water
White, Red, Purple, Pink
Bedding Plant, Bog Garden, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Wildflower
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