• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Primula Charisma Series (Pr/Prim)

Primrose Charisma Series

Primrose Charisma Series

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  • Other common names Primrose Charisma Series

  • Genus Primula are herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials, forming a basal rosette of simple leaves, with salver-shaped or bell-shaped flowers which may be solitary or carried in an umbel or in whorls on an erect stem

  • Family Primulaceae / Primulaceae

  • Species Charisma Series are perennials to 20cm, grown as annuals, with pale pink flowers strongly flushed with deep reddish-purple, with a bright yellow eye, flowering from late winter under glass

  • Horticultural Group Primroses are rosette-forming herbaceous perennials, sometimes grown as annuals, with clusters of solitary flowers arising from the rosette in late winter or early spring

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHNeutral, Acid

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, do not allow to dry out in hot weather

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests May be attacked by aphids, vine weevil, slugs and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases Generally disease free

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