Primula marginata 'Rosea' has lilac-pink flowers to 8” above mound of toothed, gray-green foliage. At this point, we have not yet been able to verify the identity of this particular cultivar. The flower petal seems to curl and the color is a bit rosier than ‘Kesselring’s Variety’. Grow in partial sun, gritty, well drained soil. Hardy to –20oF. Primulaceae
Primula marginata is a variable species and a member of the subgenus Auriculastrum. It is native to the Maritime and Cottian Alps of SE France and Western Italy where it is found growing on shady limestone cliffs. Quite cold hardy when provided with excellent drainage, it can be grown outdoors in crevice gardens and walls, in tufa, troughs and other containers. Primula marginata also makes a beautiful potted plant and can be overwintered in a cool greenhouse where its farina covered foliage and spring flowers remain untouched by the elements.