February 8, 2023
Primula auricle 'Abdor'

Primula auricle 'Abdor' at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Primula auricula ‘Abdor’ is part of the Primulaceae family of plants. It is an evergreen perennial. They commonly call it Auricula. It is native to the Alps in Europe.

Primula auricle 'Abdor'
Primula auricle ‘Abdor’ at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

It forms a rosette of green leaves wherefrom it produces a cluster of colorful flowers on stems growing about 20cm or 8in tall. It flowers in mid to late spring. Flowers are Red and green, white at the base, and yellow in the center. They are lightly fragrant.

How to grow Primula auricle ‘Abdor’:

Primula auricula ‘Abdor’ is hardy. Grow it in partial shade. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well-drained soil. In cooler summers it can tolerate more sun. Deadhead the flowers. Watch out for aphids, leafhoppers, vine weevil, slugs, mites, and grey mold.

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