Herb latin name: Primula reticulata


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Primula reticulata:

The herb is used externally as an anodyne.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
40 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Shrubberies and open slopes, 3300 - 4800 metres. Thickets on mountain slopes around 3000 metres.

Propagation of Primula reticulata:

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. This is best done every other year.

Cultivation of the herb:

Shrubberies and open slopes, 3300 - 4800 metres. Thickets on mountain slopes around 3000 metres.

Known hazards of Primula reticulata:

There is one report that the leaves are toxic to cattle.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.