A unique primrose with lobed, magenta petals irregularly streaked with white; and a creeping, spreading habit.
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. 'Momiji Bashi' blooms with bright magenta flowers of fine, lobbed petals with irregular streaks of white throughout.
Common Name: Japanese Primrose
Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-8
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Light woodland and damp meadows.
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