Primula japonica 'Postford White'
Sunset zones: 1-10,12-24.
USDA zones: 3-8.
Height: 18 inches (45 cm).
Width: 18 inches (45 cm).
White flowers with red eyes.
Deciduous, oblong-ovate, toothed leaves forming a rosette.
Moist, humus rich, neutral to acidic soil.
Side dress with compost or manure. Fertilize monthly, spring through early summer with a complete organic fertilizer.
Sow seed and keep at 64-71°F (18-22°C) for 2-4 weeks; move to temperatures at 24-39°F (-4 to +4°C) for 4-6 weeks. | Divide in early spring.
Rainy Side Notes
Japanese primroses looks great mixed with ferns especially the Athyrium niponicum (Japanese painted fern). Their native habitat is moist woodlands but they can take a full sun position if soil is kept moist. Very easy care perennial if planted in the right place.
Photographed in author's garden.
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