Asiatic primrose 'Noverna Deep Blue'

Primula capitata 'Noverna Deep Blue' | Also known as: Capitata primrose 'Noverna Deep Blue' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Blue by name and blue by appearance, the Primula capitata is one of the most recognisable and admired species of Primrose around. It displays deep, violet blue tubular blooms, bursting above the light green foliage at the end of a fuzzy, milky-green stem. Stunning to the eyes, it is understandably a favorite amongst those with greenhouses. In fact, the Noverna Blue thrives in warm temperatures, but not in hot places. It also likes its patch to be well watered, almost to the state of boggy.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.2 - 0.3
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Purple
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
  • root cuttings
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Erect flower stem
  • Rosette
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
  • poorly-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Wild flowers
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Meadows
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Primula capitata

Asiatic primrose

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Blue by name and blue by appearance, the Primula capitata is one of the most recognisable and admired species of Primrose around. It displays deep, violet blue tubular blooms, bursting above the light green foliage at the end of a fuzzy, milky-green stem. Stunning to the eyes, it is understandably a favorite amongst those with greenhouses. In fact, the Noverna Blue thrives in warm temperatures, but not in hot places. It also likes its patch to be well watered, almost to the state of boggy.