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Primula sieboldii 'Aka Tombo'


Primula sieboldii 'Aka Tombo' is a unique primrose with lobed, magenta petals and a creeping, spreading habit with fuzzy leaves.

Primula sieboldii has a creeping deciduous habit and develops large slow-growing clumps. These clumps produce a loose crown of leaves, covered with fine hairs and with rounded, toothed edges. Each clump produces huge numbers of flowering stems which rise to 30 cm (1 foot) above the foliage. The flower petals are intricately lobed. There are many different varieties with flower colour ranging from purple, magenta, red and pink through to white. 'Aka Tombo' blooms with bright magenta flowers of fine, lobbed petals.

Common Name: Japanese Primrose

Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: No

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Light woodland and damp meadows.


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

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