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Primula sieboldii 'Aka Tombo'
Common Name: Japanese Primrose Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

Primula sieboldii 'Aka Tombo'
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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. 'Aka Tombo' blooms with bright magenta flowers of fine, lobbed petals.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Light woodland and damp meadows.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourMagenta 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposurePart Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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