Primula vialii (Orchid primrose)

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

A striking primula with tall poker-shaped red tipped lilac pink flowers from May to the end of September. Plants die back completely in winter and then grow quickly in spring.

A tough primula which will grow anywhere which is not bone dry and prefers damp or wet soil in dappled shade. Perfect for pond and stream margins, but will also grow well in the border or even a container.

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. 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 almost everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.