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Primula japonica
Common Name: Candelabra Primrose Family: Primulaceae (The Primrose Family)

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Candelabra primula tend to be mid spring bloomers that bloom for a few months with flowering stems that elongate holding the flowers in tiers at regular intervals. These species are also quite long-lived and robust. Primula japonica is an excellent plant for shade or moist soils in sunnier locations. The flowers can be magenta, pink or white. Plant in colonies for a great show.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourRed 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPink 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Shade Shade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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