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Primula sieboldii Snowdrop

Japanese Woodland Primula

Looks great in a woodland setting

Gorgeous pure white flowers with deeply cut petals hang in elegant clusters above rosettes of pale green leaves from spring to early summer.

Where?

Happiest in partial shade so an excellent choice for a woodland border or container to brighten up a shady corner.

How?

Prefers a rich, moist soil. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Keep well watered. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - June
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 30 cm - 40 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 45 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From February to June