Primula kisoana var. shikokiana

Japanese Creeping Primrose

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Item #: 5630

Zones: 5a to 7b

Dormancy: Summer, Fall

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

According to the books, this is a rare and difficult-to-grow primrose...we disagree. In fact, if you've got a rich woodland soil, it's quite easy. The round, corrugated, 3" wide un-primula-like leaves form a stoloniferous mat in the woodland garden. In late spring, the large, bright pink flowers, atop 6" stems hover just above the foliage. A well-grown patch is thick enough to choke out many unwanted weeds. The variety shikokiana is a form whose stems and leaves are covered with small white hairs. Primula kisoana is not particularly fond of long, hot summer days when cool summer nights are not available.