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Primula parryi - A.Gray.

Common Name Parry's primrose
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp shady rocky mountain habitats, in cliff crevices and often by alpine streams[200].
Range Western N. America - Montana to New Mexico, west to Nevada and Idaho.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Primula parryi Parry


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Primula parryi is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from July to August. 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 prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Litmus

The flowers contain anthocyanins. These chemicals are the colouring material of many flowers and they can be used as a litmus, turning red when in an acid medium, changing to purple and blue as the medium becomes alkaline[212].

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Cultivation details

Prefers a deep moist but well-drained humus-rich soil in full or part shade[200]. Plants are often long-lived in cultivation[200]. Plants emit a strong odour that is said to resemble carrion[200].

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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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