Herb latin name: Primula sieboldii


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Edible parts of Primula sieboldii:

Young plant - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flowering:
May

Habitat of the herb:

Wet grassy places, especially by rivers, in lowland all over Japan. Wet areas in forests in northern China.

Propagation of Primula sieboldii:

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:

Wet grassy places, especially by rivers, in lowland all over Japan. Wet areas in forests in northern China.

Medicinal use of Primula sieboldii:

None known

Known hazards of Primula sieboldii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.