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Primula cortusoides L.

Shortly rhizomatous plant. Flowering shoots 20-30 cm. Evergreen lobate leaves in rosette, 15-20 cm long. Inflorescence umbellate. Flowers funnel-shaped, pink. V - new generation of leaves appears mid spring (St. Petersburg May), the next mid summer (July). Fl - May-June. Fr - June-July. P - by seed and division. Prefers sunny locations, however does well in partial shade. Requires humidity and moist soil. Well suited to the rock garden and the flower bed. Z 4.

Siberia (southern region), Central Asia (Dzungarskiy Alatau, Tarbagatay) and Mongolia. Clearings in mountane forests, in meadows, on rocky slopes.


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