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Primula turkestanica (Haage et Schmidt) E. A. White

Plant with short rhizome. Leaves in a basal rosette, simple, 4-20 cm x 2-6 cm, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, white-farinose, margin almost entire or finely toothed. Scapes 9-20 (35) cm, numerous. Flowers crowded in globose umbel 6-7 cm diam. Each flower 2 cm diam., corolla purple-violet, calyx dark violet. P - by seed and by rhizome division. Requires a sunny place and well-drained soil. Very well suited to the rock garden. Z 5 (4). New.

Central Asia (Dzungaro-Tarbagatay, Tien Shan, Pamiro Alay). In alpine meadows near snow.


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