Details

P. beesiana is a deciduous perennial forming a flat rosette of light green, crinkly leaves to 20cm long, with erect, mealy stems bearing several whorls of yellow-eyed, purple flowers in late spring and early summer

 

Hardiness

H6

 

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

 

Aspect

South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing

 

Exposure

Exposed or Sheltered

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height: 0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread: 0-0.1 metre

Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in partial shade, in deep, humus-rich, moist, neutral to acid loam soil, or peaty soil. Tolerates full sun if soil remains moist at all times

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in containers in an open frame, as soon as ripe or in late winter or early spring. Divide between autumn and early spring. Root basal cutting or offsets in autumn or early spring. Take root cuttings when dormant in winter

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

 

How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

 

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, vine weevil, slugs, leaf and bud eelworms and glasshouse red spider mite

 

Diseases

May be subject to a leaf spot and grey mould

 

Source: www.rhs.org.uk

Primula beesiana

£5.40Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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