Primula vialii

Vial's primrose or orchid primrose

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Buy Primula vialii Vial's primrose or orchid primrose: Spikes of striking, vivid flowers.

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus rich, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dense crimson flower spikes open from the base into vivid lilac flowers, like a purple form of red hot poker. This summer-flowering primula will add a splash of colour at the front of a shady border. Although short lived, mass plantings of the erect flower spikes create a spectacular effect and are especially well suited to formal gardens and parterres.

  • Garden care: Divide large clumps after the plant has flowered, preferably during a wet spell.

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Excellent Plant

5

I have this in a semi shaded bed, behind a low box hedge. It is the perfect height to see the bloom over the top of the hedge, and they are long lasting.

Plum

Cheshire

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Pretty in bud as well as in flower, multiple flowers

5

Purchased as a gift. I was looking for something hardy and which would cope with coastal boggy/sandy soil. This little plant dig the trick, whilst looking pretty with multiple blooms!

Ange"a O

Lincolnshire

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A lovely show every summer

5

I had a humming bird hawk moth on these earlier in the year, they are beautiful in flower but do need to be kept well watered

Steve

Wirral

Lovely flowers

5

3 years and it still produces flowers.

TMJ

London

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5

very pretty flowers, not sure if they will come back this year as the foliage has died back completely. I don't know if i should have dug them up and put them in pots for the winter?

mossy

Cornwall

Good quality plants

5

Good quality plant , fast growing and and the end of the summer they needed splitting so free plantss so what's not to like

Garry

Derbyshire

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Pretty Looked great last summer

5

Not sure whether it has with stood this winter Hope so

?

East Midlands

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Prefers light shade

4

These flowered beautifully to begin with but the flowers have now faded and the foliage has yellowed. I am worried that I have planted them in a spot that is too sunny, and am wondering whether to transfer these to pots on a more shady area of the patio in order to give them a fighting chance. What a shame as the flowers are gorgeous. The slugs also are enjoying the leaves.

ChloeT

Ipswich

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Fabulous service

5

Awesome. Ordered these for my Mum and she was thrilled to bits.! :) Thank you Crocus.

Claire

Derbyshire

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Primula Vialli

5

Very pretty and has grown well in a border close to a pond

PAD

Radnorshire

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