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Primula L.



Primula woronowii

Credit: Tatyana Shulkina

About 400-450 species in montane regions of the Northern Hemispere, also in tropical Asia and in some regions of South America. There are 80 species in the FSU mainly in the Caucasus (about 25 species), Central Asia, Siberia, the Far East and also in the European part of the FSU. Some have become well-known garden plants, some are prospects for the future.

There are some species that cannot be grown in a hot dry climate. Most of them occur in alpine and subalpine zones, and require moist air and a semi shaded position. Example given, P. algida, P. moorcroftiana, P. nivalis and P. pamirica.

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