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Primula komarovii Losinsk.

Plant with short rhizome. Leaves broadly lanceolate or obovate, shortly petiolate, slightly pubescent below mostly along veins. Scape 10-15 cm. Flowers solitary, large, up to 4 cm diam., white yellow, with fragrance. V - mid spring (April in St. Petersburg), the second generation of leaves mid-summer, some overwinter. Fl - April-May for 3-5 weeks. In southern regions (Tbilisi) Fl - March-April for 4-5 weeks. Fr - May-June. P - by seed and division. Grow in a sunny place or in partial shade. Well suited to the rock garden. Z 4. New.

Caucasus (northern coastal area along Black Sea). Mostly in forests, in clearings and among shrubs.

There are other species closely related to P. komarovii with different flower’s color. P. abchasica Sosn. occurs in the western Caucasus, flowers purple; P. leskeniensis Koss et Smoljian. occurs in the northern Caucasus, flowers white or pink; P. sibthorpii Hoffmgg. occurs in the Transcaucasus, Balkan Peninsula and Anatolia, have numerous dark purple or lilac flowers in early spring (February); and P. woronowii Losinsk. occurs in the western Caucasus, flowers pink. These species increase the number of their flowers when cultivated on a good soil. One specimen of P. sibthorpii can develop 150 flowers (plant with lilac flowers). The flowering period is longer in cultivation, almost two months, the second flowering in September. All these species can also be used as pot plants. Flowering period indoor is about three months. Z 5 (4). New.


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