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Primula patens (Turcz.) E. Busch

Rhizome short with whittish roots. Scape 15-25 cm. Leaves in rosette, 5-8 x 3-4 cm, ovate or oblong, cordate at base, shallowly lobed, with long petiole. Flowers 3-12, bright purple, large (2 cm diam.) in umbel-like inflorescence. V - early spring to late autumn. Fl - mid spring (May in St. Petersburg) for one month. Fr - July. P - by seed and division. Good for flower beds and the rock garden. Does well in full sun and in partial shade. Z 4. New.

Siberia (Dauria), Far East (southern regions), northern China, Korea and Japan. In meadows, among shrubs.


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