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Possible primula ID

LucidLucid Posts: 385
edited April 2018 in Plants
Hi everyone,

I know the photo isn't the greatest (wasn't taken by me so not as zoomed in as could have been) but does anyone know what type of primula is in the photo? It has the nodding head flowers in pink and purple. I've assumed it was a primula of some kind but am still in early stages with IDing plants so may be guessing wrong.



Thanks for any input,

Lucid  :)

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,623
    Pulmonaria - usually spotty leaves and pink/blue/purpley or white flowers depending on variety.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,481
    It's a Pulmonaria  :)
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  • LucidLucid Posts: 385
    Thanks very much @Obelixx and @Dovefromabove for the quick replies. So I was completely wrong then! Looks like a nice plant to work in some shade and the pollinators like it. :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,623
    Yes.  It can suffer with mildew later in the year if it gets dry but the thing to do is to cut it back quite hard once this flush of flowers finishes, scatter over some blood, fish and bone or pelleted chicken manure and water it.  You will then get a fresh flush of healthy foliage which will stay looking good for months.
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  • LucidLucid Posts: 385
    Thanks @Obelixx. I'll have to see if I can find some going in the garden centre and will keep your tips in mind.
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