25 (50)cm, showy candelabra Primrose from China (Lichiang Mountains, NW Yunnan and south-western Szechuan) growing in leafy, moist mountain meadows. Has broad lanceolate, serrated leaves. Medium sized to tall inflorescence (up to 80cm in height) with whorls of pink to deep rose lilac flowers and a yellow center which is typical for this species. For any rich, slightly moist soil in partial shade. Seeds from the pure species, which is quite uncommon in cultivation, where plants are usually hybridized, especially with Primula pulverulenta and Primula bulleyana. VI-VII.