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Primula auricula 'Adrian' (Primrose)

Primrose 'Adrian', Bear's Ears 'Adrian', Alpine Auricula Primrose


A prolific grower, Primula auricula 'Adrian' is an evergreen, perennial, alpine auricula forming a rosette of light green leaves with clusters of exquisite, rich purple flowers adorned with lighter petal tips and creamy-white centers. Borne on short stems, they are produced in mid to late spring. Hardy and easy to grow, it is perfect for the front of borders, rock gardens and containers.

  • Grow up to 6-8 in. tall and wide (15-20 cm).
  • A part shade lover, it is best grown in humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Full sun is tolerated in higher elevation or cooler summer areas.
  • A versatile primrose that can be used in beds and borders, in cottage gardens or in containers.
  • Deadhead, and remove dead or damaged leaves as necessary
  • Watch out for pests such as aphids, leafhoppers, vine weevil, slugs and glasshouse red spider mite. May be subject to grey moulds.
  • Propagate by division or by separating and rooting offsets, after flowering

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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