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Hi all could someone please help me identify this plant it came from lidl 99p outside on a rack it was marked as primrose it just had the basic information I have put it on the window sill with my orchid thanks.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743

    primula obconica?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743

    yeah, blown it up. I think I'm right


  • I reckon you are right, Hostafan1.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,987

    So do I image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,252
    • Temperature: Cool temperatures of 55 - 65°F (13 - 18°C) are best suited.

    • Light: Like many other flowering plants this species enjoys plenty of light, without direct sunlight. It can be tricky to get the right light without the temperature being too high.

    • Water: During the flowering season keep the soil moist at all times. Not enough water and the plant will begin to wilt.

    • Soil: A peat based potting mix is suggested.

    • Fertilizer: You will only need to feed these once before flowering and then once while in bloom. Use a diluted balanced liquid fertilizer half the advised strength stated on the label.

    • Air Humidity: If humidity levels within a room are low increase by placing the plant on a pebble humidity tray, and you can mist the leaves occasionally.

    Warning! When pruning or handling this plant use gloves to prevent skin irritation.
  • Beautiful plant.

  • sybillesybille Posts: 76

    It is a perennial Primula obconica.

    The cooler the room the longer last the flowers,

    keep it moist but not wet.

    Can cause allergies

  • arneilarneil Posts: 312

    I had one of these from Lidl , it lasted for years and bloomed most of the time . I had it on an eastern windowsill with a net curtain on the glass , and a window box full of geraniums outside . I don't know how it got enough light but it thrived

  • Thanks 4 all your help image

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