Details

P. vialii is a rosette-forming herbaceous perennial to 40cm, with hairy, oblong-lanceolate leaves and erect stems with a terminal conical spike of light violet flowers 1cm in width, opening from red buds

 

Hardiness

H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)

 

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 as biennials for bedding and in a container or rock garden. Favours a sheltered position in sun or partial shade

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed or root basal cuttings

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens

 

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 vialli

£5.40Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ