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Care of the plant Primula obconica or German primrose.

Care of the plant Primula obconica or German primrose

The genus Primula, family Primulaceae, comprises 500 species of perennial plants native to the Northern Hemisphere; there are many hybrids and varieties. Some species are: Primula obconica, Primula aucalis, Primula officinalis, Primula sieboldii, Primula denticulata, Primula capitata, Primula aurantiaca.

Common names: German primrose, Poison Primrose, Florist's primrose, Primula. This species is native to China.

They are perennial plants of short stature (up to 30 cm in height) that are grown as annuals. They have heart-shaped leaves at the base. The attractive scented flowers appear from umbels and can be yellow, pink, purple, red, etc. They bloom in spring.

They are used in pots for terraces and balconies, to form borders or groups in the garden and as indoor plants.

The Primula obconica need a light exposure but without direct sun and warm temperatures; they do not resist frost or intense heat.

The soil must be fresh, light and contain abundant organic matter.

Water frequently so that the substrate is always damp but never watery.

Fertilize every 15 days with mineral fertilizer during the fall and winter.

Prune faded flowers to encourage the production of more flowers.

They can be attacked by aphids and mites.

They are propagated from seeds sown in the fall or spring.

Images of the plant Primula obconica or German primrose

Primula obconica
Primula obconica
Primula obconica
Primula obconica
Primula obconica
 

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