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Primula japonica


Candelabra primroses tend to be mid to late spring bloomers with flowering stems that elongate holding the flowers in tiers at regular intervals. These species are also quite long-lived and robust. Primula japonica is an excellent plant for shade or for moist soils in sunnier locations. The flowers can be magenta, pink or white. Plant in colonies for a great show.

Common Name: Candelabra Primrose

Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: No

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


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

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