Problems with Cultivation and Identification: PRIMULA ID?
Started by: Geoffrey AldertonGo to latest contribution by Margaret Young, 02 June 2013, 18:11. Go to bottom of this page.
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Hi all. I purchaced a piece of Tufa in 2004 to fill a space in my small Tufa bed. I jet blasted the piece prior to placing in the bed. several weeks past before I noticed a tiny mealy growth on the top face. It was obviously in the tufa before I got it. Over the years it has grown into a tiny jewel of a plant and this year is the best it's been. I have placed a 1p coin next to it to give an idea of the small size. I think I am lucky not to have jet blasted the plant out of the Tufa or put the Tufa any other way up.
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Picture 3 showing the leaf
It looks like Primula farinosa, or one of its close relatives P. frondosa or P. algida.
Apologies for the late reply and thank you for your reply to my question.I thought my plant could be Primula hirsuta going on the leaves being rounded and toothed on the ends. What do you think?
Not P. hirsuta - see http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/image_files/onlineshow/sizedPrimula%20hirsuta13554.jpg for photo of that plant.
The foliage of yours is too farinose for hirsuta.
You are correct my plant is covered in meal.
As you and Jim point out its a farinosa. Thahk you for your clarification.