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Primula 'Zebra Blue' (Polyanthus Primrose)

Polyanthus Primrose Zebra Blue, Primrose 'Zebra Blue'


A real showstopper, Primula 'Zebra Blue' (Polyanthus Primrose) is a compact perennial producing large, blue and white striped flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), adorned with a bright yellow heart. Blooming over a long flowering period, from late winter to late spring, they stand out beautifully against the rosette of lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Easy to grow, this primula acaulis looks great in borders or in containers.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) and 8-10 in. wide (20-25 cm).
  • A part shade lover, it is best grown in humus-rich, moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils.
  • A versatile primrose that can be used in beds and borders, in cottage gardens, city gardens or in containers. Perfect for underplanting shrubs and roses.
  • Deadhead after flowering. Watch out for pests such as aphids, leafhoppers, vine weevil, slugs and glasshouse red spider mite. May be subject to grey moulds.
  • Propagate by seed or division in autumn and early spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, 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 4 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Winter
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spacing 10" (25cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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