Section – Sikkimensis
Himalayan cowslip primula. A giant primula, normally attributed as being the largest, growing up to 1.5 metres in height. Flowers from midsummer into early autumn, with large heads of fragrant pendant, sulphur yellow flowers above coarse green leaves. It is hardy and very reliable perennial. Height 60-90cm, with a spread of 30-60cm.
Grows well in damp cool soil with plenty of organic matter as well as standing water. A lovely stream side plant that fully tolerates the rising and failing of the water levels.
Distribution – South East Tibet, in rivulets and bogs up to 4000 metres.