Primula auricula 'Silver Sentinel'

Primula auricula 'Silver Sentinel'

Bear's Ear Primrose

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'Silver Sentinel' is selection of Primula auricula that came to us from Wrightman Alpines in St Andrews, NB. It traces some of its features back to the Victorian era Primula craze. This low growing hardy plant is choice example of the 'farinose' Primulas, plants whose flowers appear dusted with silvery white powder. Each flower has four separate colour zones; a yellow throat, surrounded by a white eye ring. The five petals are brushed deep oxblood red, with olive green tips. 



Hardiness Zone: Zone 2 to Zone 9
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Height: 15 cm to 20 cm
Spread: 15 cm to 20 cm
Soil Requirements: Rich moist well drained soils
Bloom Time Early to late spring
Planting Time: Early spring to early summer, early fall
Use: Alpine and rock gardens, woodland gardens, mixed borders, container plant, edging
Flower Colour & Shape: Dense heads of tubular flowers with a flattened, five lobed green tipped, oxblood red corolla, white eye ring and yellow throat
Foliage: Light green, thick waxy smooth edged broad evergreen leaves in a basal rosette
Benefits: Evergreen, fragrance, rabbit and deer resistant, attracts bees and butterflies

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