Primula vialii (Orchid primrose)

Full Shade
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type:

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Plant Details

A striking primula with tall poker-shaped red tipped lilac pink flowers in early and midsummer. Plants die back completely in winter and then grow quickly in spring.

A tough primula which will grow anywhere which is not too dry but prefers damp or wet soil in dappled shade.

Loved by bees, butterflies and moths.

Height: 60cm

Common name(s): Vial's primrose, Orchid primrose, Red-hot poker primrose


All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.