Herb latin name: Primula parryi
Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of Primula parryi:Damp shady rocky mountain habitats, in cliff crevices and often by alpine streams.
Other uses of the herb:The flowers contain anthocyanins. These chemicals are the colouring material of many flowers and they can be used as a litmus, turning red when in an acid medium, changing to purple and blue as the medium becomes alkaline.
Propagation of Primula parryi: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 20°C. 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. This is best done every other year.
Cultivation of the herb:Damp shady rocky mountain habitats, in cliff crevices and often by alpine streams.
Medicinal use of Primula parryi:None known
Known hazards of Primula parryi:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.