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Primula florindae 'Keilour - Hyrbrids'
Giant Himalayan cowslip
As the name would suggest, 'Keilour-Hybrids' are a selected strain of Primula florindae but these come in the richer tones of orange or bronze and occasionally dark yellow.
All the characteristics and growing conditions are the same although these may be a little bit shorter in height.
From a stout clump of rounded leaves come 60cm high stems dripping fragrant flowers dusted with a pale yellow flour-like substance. Their perfume is sweet, akin to Pear's soap and is said to be the equal of any rose.
The best conditions are a rich moist fertile soil in shade where it has a chance to develop its gigantic proportions. Stream sides, bog gardens and permanently moist ground should keep this long lived plant very happy indeed.
Bronze, yellow, orange
Moist, humus rich, boggy
Partial shade, shade