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Primula 'Wanda' (Primrose)

Primrose 'Wanda', Primula × pruhonicensis 'Wanda', Primula juliae 'Wanda'


Noted for its creeping habit, Primula 'Wanda' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial bearing masses of vibrant magenta flowers adorned with contrasting yellow eyes. Borne in loose clusters, they bloom profusely from early to late spring, and rise on sturdy stems above a compact rosette of bright green leaves. This hybrid primrose spreads by creeping rhizomes to form small, attractive clumps. Perfect for the rock garden.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 3-6 in. tall and wide (7-15 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in humus-rich, moderately fertile, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun in cool summer regions.
  • This plant is very versatile and can be used in beds and borders, in cottage gardens, city gardens, near ponds and streams, or in containers. Perfect for edging or underplanting shrubs and roses.
  • A low maintenance plant (cut back after flowering). Watch out for pests such as aphids, vine weevil, slugs, leaf and bud eelworms, leaf-mining flies and glasshouse red spider mite. May be subject to leaf spot, primula brown core and grey moulds.
  • Propagate by seed or division in autumn and early spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, 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 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spread 3" – 6" (7cm – 15cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Ponds and Streams, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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