Primula cortusoides L.

Primula, Primrose

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Prismatocarpus

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: To 12" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Bright pink flowers in umbels in spring. Basal leaves form a rosette, light green, almost crinkly looking. Rock garden plant


Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 144 in 1753.

Native to Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and Korea.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 7 in 1798: This species of Primrose is figured by Gmelin, in his Flora Siberica. It was in the year 1794, that the seeds of this plant were sent by Professor P. Pallas, from Siberia, to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, of Hammersmith...

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