The Primula Obconica is a short-lived evergreen perennial growing to 40 cm (16 in) tall by 25 cm (10 in) broad with rosettes (rose-shaped), heart-shaped leaves, and thick stalks bearing umbels of flowers in late winter and early spring.
The specific epithet obconica means "inverted cone", referring to the convex flowers.
It is a winter and spring flowering pot plant that blooms in beautiful colours of red, blue, white, pink, dark orange, red, burgundy and blue - while the other flowers are sleeping.
- Native to China
- Named Poison or German Primrose
- Max Growth of 25 cm - 30 cm
- Poisonous and toxic to cats and dogs
The Primula is easy to look after and perfect for any beginner. They need a location with morning sun, afternoon shade and moist, but well-drained soil . Cool (13 - 18°C) conditions with ample bright and indirect sunlight. They can be easily grown indoors and outdoors during winter and the flowers will bloom for around 6 weeks.
The leaves are covered in tiny hairs that secrete a sticky, toxic substance that will effect sensitive skin with an irritation almost immediately.
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