Primula sieboldii 'Musashino'



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Robust Japanese selection of this revered Primrose species with sumptuous pale-faced flowers breezed with the lightest smoke of lavender-pink. The backsides of the flowers are more intensely colored borrowing perhaps on the evolutionary success of flamboyant backsides across a wide range of species. Whenever we watch Nature on PBS and there are male Mandrills in full display, Kelly feels cheated, inadequate and frustrated being a monochromatic species until Sue says "Honey, it was your inner Mandrill that I fell in love with". Hardy zone 4 to 8b.


Plant Type

  • Perennial / Bulb

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 4a (-30 °F)
  • Zone 4b (-25 °F)
  • Zone 5a (-20 °F)
  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate
  • Moist

Bloom Time

  • Spring