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Primula kisoana var. shikokiana 'Shirobana'


'Shirobana' is a rare cultivar with pure white flowers above a thick rosette of wrinkled leaves.

'Shirobana' is a rare cultivar that produces pure white flowers above a thick rosette of wrinkled, round leaves. This species spreads by rhizomes producing a beautiful dense mat. Primula kisoana var. shikokiana is a primrose that is hardier than many of its relatives.

Common Name: hardy primrose

Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Shaded alpine forest


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

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