Auricula 'Hinton Fields'

Primula auricula 'Hinton Fields' | Also known as: Fancy show auricular 'Hinton Fields', Show auricular 'Hinton Fields' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Primula auricula is also known as Bears' Ears due to the shape of the leaves resembling the ears of a bear. The word 'auricula' actually means 'ear shaped'. This plant grows among rocks in the mountain ranges of central Europe. It's a small evergreen flowering plant, growing up to about 8 inches in height. The flowers grow in clusters on top of the stalks. It has been given a RHS Award of Garden Merit. There are many varieties of primula auricula with various colours, some multi-coloured. They don't like to get too wet nor do they like too much full sun. The alpine varieties are easier to grow than the show varieties, so bear this in mind when you're choosing your primula auriculas.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.1 - 0.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
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
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Containers
  • City
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • intermediate
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Primula auricula is also known as Bears' Ears due to the shape of the leaves resembling the ears of a bear. The word 'auricula' actually means 'ear shaped'. This plant grows among rocks in the mountain ranges of central Europe. It's a small evergreen flowering plant, growing up to about 8 inches in height. The flowers grow in clusters on top of the stalks. It has been given a RHS Award of Garden Merit. There are many varieties of primula auricula with various colours, some multi-coloured. They don't like to get too wet nor do they like too much full sun. The alpine varieties are easier to grow than the show varieties, so bear this in mind when you're choosing your primula auriculas.

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