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Oxlip Primula elatior

Description

Oxlip is a yellow flowering perennial native to Sweden and Europe.  It is found in damp wooded areas, meadows and soils that are both nutrient-poor and calcium-rich.  Plant it shaded areas where its soft yellow flowers can bring some light to dark spaces in the garden.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant flowers#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant flowers#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Primula
    Species:
    elatior
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Sweden, Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1" soft yellow fragrant flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heavy Shade
    Poor Soil