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Primula macrophylla - D.Don.
                 
Common Name
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Grassy mountain slopes, rock crevices, wet meadows and marshes at elevations of 4000 - 5200 metres[266]..
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Afghanistan to China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Primula macrophylla


Primula macrophylla
   
Physical Characteristics
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Primula macrophylla is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Antiinflammatory;  Febrifuge.

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency[241]. Antidiarrhetic, anti-inflammatory and febrifuge, it is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, inflammation of the liver, gall bladder, stomach and intestines[241]. It is especially used for children with high fever and diarrhoea[241].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
A plant of high alpine areas, it is of difficult cultivation in Britain[200]. In the wild it experiences wet summers, relatively dry autumns and long winters under a blanket of snow that protects the bulb-like resting bud[200]. It is best to give the plants a deep, well-drained soil in a sunny position with the added protection of a pane of glass[200].
Propagation
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[133]. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame[1]. Germination is inhibited by temperatures above 20°c[200]. 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[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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