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Primula involucrata - Wall.

Common Name
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grows in abundance in moist meadows flushed with melt water from snow and glaciers, 4,000 - 5,000 metres[200].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to S. W. China.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade
Primula involucrata


Primula involucrata

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Primula involucrata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet and bitter taste and a cooling potency[200]. Antidysenteric, anti-inflammatory and febrifuge, it is used in the treatment of contagious diseases and dysentery[241].

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Prefers a moist position in partial shade, such as along the edge of a stream or in a woodland garden[200]. In such a position the plant is usually long-lived[200]. If conditions are too dry the plant may become dormant by late summer[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. The flowers have a delicious sweet honey perfume[245].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[133]. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame[1]. Germination is inhibited by temperatures above 20°c[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in autumn. This is best done every other year[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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