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Primula vialii


Primula vialii has amazing pagodas of lavender pink flowers emerging from bright red buds. A marvel of the genus!

Primula vialii has unique spikes of scarlet red buds that open to lavender flowers. Plants clump quickly and can send up multiple flower spikes. Short-lived for most gardeners though at Dart's Hill Garden a clump has persisted for many years in full sun in moist soil where an underground seep passes by. Try it in summer moisture but good winter drainage. Worth trying for the intrigue and fun. We are not sure if 'Miracle' is any different than the species.

Common Name: Pagoda Primrose

Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 4-8"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wet meadows, near water in valleys; 2800--4000 m. SW Sichuan, N and NW Yunnan.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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