Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Primula

Specie: P. obconia


English Name:


Common Name:

Poison or German Primrose

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Primulaceae

Name in English: Primrose

The Plant

Origin: China

Growth Habit: low, herbaceous, perennial, evergreen: clump-forming

Flower: Terminal clusters

Blooming Period: spring-mid summer (indoors may bloom in winter)

Leaf: oval-light -green -hairy, slightly wavy edge


indoor or outdoor,

Care and Handling

Soil: quality general purpose soil

Amount of water: moist - well drained soil

Nutrition: Feed every 14 days with standard fertilizer until bloom buds appear.

Special handling: Sensitive to high salt: low light partial -shade

Special feature/remarks:

Certain varieties of this species can cause allergic reactions (skin rash) swelling. Handle with care: particularly leaves.