Herb latin name: Primula auricula

Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

Medicinal use of Primula auricula:

The leaves are used as a remedy for coughs. Used in the treatment of headaches.

Description of the plant:


15 cm
(6 inches)

to May


Habitat of the herb:

Rock crevices or wet alpine grassland.

Other uses of Primula auricula:

When growing in the right conditions this species and its cultivars make a good ground cover. They are best spaced about 30cm apart each way.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame. Germination is inhibited by temperatures above 20C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in autumn.

Cultivation of Primula auricula:

Rock crevices or wet alpine grassland.

Known hazards of Primula auricula:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.