Primula japonica--Japanese Primrose

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Primula japonica--Japanese Primrose

This primrose produces whorls of red flowers in May and June. The flowers open in tiers on a tall stalk. This flowering habit prolongs the blooming period and raises the height from 6 inches to 2 feet. Japanese primrose grows best in shade or semi shade. Provide a moist, loamy soil however the plant tolerates bog conditions. The plant self seeds, particularly in moist growing conditions. Provide winter protection. Seed can be sown soon after they ripen. Some forms of japanese primrose come true from seed.

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