Primula auricula description
Bold, fragrant flowers in the spring, each with a cream or yellow centre and bi-coloured petals of various shades.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a border, containers, in an alpine bed or rock garden or by a patio or in a tub and it is very easy in most soils, including heavy or clay ones.
Also known as Primula pubescens.
Common name: Alpine Auricula.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 15 cm.
Spread 15 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 40 plants per square metre.
Alpine plants for sale from Boundary Nursery.
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.