Japanese Primrose 'Miller's Crimson' Primula japonica - 3x 9cm Pots
Primula japonica is a robust, clump forming perennial with stout stems and broad, obovate leaves. In the summer, it bears whorls of striking, crimson flowers. A pretty, cheerful plant that is nonetheless robust and hardy.
- Flower Colour: dark red
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 50cm
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, beds and borders
- Tolerance: tolerant of cold temperatures
- Growing Habit: columnar/upright
- Exposure: exposed or sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: partial shade
- Soil Requirements: loam, neutral, acid
- Moisture: moist but well drained, moisture retentive
Caring and Maintenance:
Cut back after flowering in June, and water regularly through dry periods. Propagate by dividing and replanting in spring.
Plant in fertile, moisture retentive soil in partial shade.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.
Below is a comparison of pot sizes. From left to right: 9cm Pot, 1L Pot, 3L Pot