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Primula japonica /Japanese Primrose

Primula japonica   / Primula japonica
Plants starting to flower in mid-spring
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Plants starting to flower in mid-spring

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Scientific Name: Primula japonica
Common Name: Japanese Primrose
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink, Red, Purple, Various
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: High
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Must have constant soil moisture to grow and flower well. Performs best in light shade in cool aeas. Called candelarbra primrose because of the arrangement of the flower buds and flowers on thne stem resemble it. Produces hugh quantities of seed and many of these germinate to produce large areas of thius primrose. Butterflies are attracted to the flowers.