Red Hot Poker - Primula vialii

 

DESCRIPTION: Native to moist mountain areas in China.  Belongs to the Primulaceae family. Unusual because of the lanceolate shape of the leaves and the dense spike of bright crimson buds, which open to reveal blue-violet flowers.  Short-lived perennial but can be easily propagated by seeds. Very unusual.

Height: 30-40 cm (12-16 in.)

Flowering: July

CULTIVATION

Zone: 5

Exposition: semi-shaded to shade location

Soil: thrives in humus-rich and well-drained soil.

Germination temperature: 20-24ºC (68-75ºF)

Required time: 21 to 28 days.  Germination may be irregular.

Special care: Sow between February 1st and March 15th.  Cover with a thin layer of soil.  Once the seeds have germinated, keep them in cooler conditions (10-16ºC / 50-60ºF) and maintain humidity. 

 


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