Primula bulleyana: Candelabra primula

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Primula bulleyana is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to hillsides in China.

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Primula bulleyana is one of a group known as candelabra primulas, so called because of the tiered arrangement of their flowers. It is a semi-evergreen perennial. The sturdy, erect flowering stems appear in summer and are 50–60 cm [20–24 in] long, rising in groups from a rosette of leaves 12–35 cm [5–14 in] long and 3–10 cm [1–4 in] broad. The whorls of multiple orange-yellow flowers, opening from red buds, are arranged in tiers.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150301]

Source: Wikipedia

Primula cv. ‘Chic in Yellow’: English Primrose


Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Primula [PRIM-yew-luh]

Cultivar: Chic in Yellow

Category: Alpines and Rock Gardens; Perennials

Height: under 6 in. [15 cm]

Sun Exposure: Light Shade

Bloom Color: Bright Yellow

Foliage: Blue-Green

Other details: Flowers are fragrant; Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings; This plant is resistant to deer; Suitable for growing in containers.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140503]

Source: Wikipedia

Primula vialii: Orchid Primrose


This plant is a deciduous perennial originating from China. Common names are Wayside, Pagoda, Poker or Orchid Primrose. It is notable for its striking flower clusters. This muscarioides primula is rather short lived but easily grown. Purplish-blue, conical flowers, to 1cm across, open from scarlet buds and are borne in umbels on sturdy, white-mealed stems.


^ This is the light green cone variety.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130602


Primula denticulate: Drumstick primerose

Primula denticulata [drumstick primrose] is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to moist alpine regions of Asia, from Afghanistan to south eastern Tibet, Burma/Myanmar and China. It is an herbaceous perennial growing to 45 cm [18 in] tall and wide, with rosettes of oval leaves and sturdy stems bearing spherical umbels of purple flowers.


The specific epithet denticulata means “small-toothed”, referring to the serrated leaf edges. Primula denticulata is known to contain the contact allergens primin and other quinoid compounds.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130414

Source: Wikipedia

Primula veris: Cowslip flower

Primula veris [cowslip, common cowslip; syn. Primula officinalis Hill] is a flowering plant in the genus Primula of the family Primulaceae. The species is native throughout most of temperate Europe and Asia.


The common name cowslip may derive from the old English for cow dung, probably because the plant was often found growing amongst the manure in cow pastures.

Primula veris is a variable evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial plant growing to 25 cm [10 in] tall and broad, with a rosette of leaves 5–15 cm long and 2–6 cm broad. The deep yellow flowers are produced in spring, in clusters of 10-30 blooms together on a single stem.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130414

Source: Wikipedia

Primula sp.: Primrose

Primula  is a genus of 400–500 species of mainly herbaceous  flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. They include the familiar wildflower of banks and verges, the primrose [P. vulgaris]. These species and many others are valued for their ornamental flowers.


^ A modern garden primula cultivar.

They have been extensively cultivated and hybridized – in the case of the primrose, for many hundreds of years. Primulas are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, south into tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and in temperate southern South America. Almost half of the known species are from the Himalayas.

Primula is a complex and varied genus, with a range of habitats from alpine slopes to boggy meadows. Plants bloom mostly during the spring, with flowers often appearing in spherical umbels on stout stems arising from basal rosettes of leaves; their flowers can be purple, yellow, red, pink, blue, or white. Some species show a white mealy bloom [farina] on various parts of the plant. Generally, they prefer filtered sunlight. Many species are adapted to alpine climates.

Photo: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore, 20130316

Source: Wikipedia