Primula chungensis

Primula chungensis

Blooms:  Jun – Jul         2’ – 3’ tall

Perennial: Native to Yunnan, Szechuan and Bhutan. This hardy fragrant yellow-orange Primrose is a cheerful addition to any garden. Not only does it create numerous fragrant flowers it also produces attractive scalloped leaves. This species is part of the “Candelabra” primrose family. Useful in shade gardens, edge of streams or bog and rain gardens. Plant 20” apart. Hardy to zone 5.

Sun – Part Shade          Well drained moist soil              Regular/moist water

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June Gardening To Do List

(for the Pacific Northwest)

Planning:

  • Look for spots in your garden that may need summer and fall bloom
  • Take note of any bulbs you may want to order this fall that bloom in the spring

 Planting:

  • Best dates for transplanting by the moon cycles:
    Jun 8 – 21
  • Best dates for sowing seeds by the moon cycles:
    Jun 7, 9-11, 19 & 20, 26 – 28
  • Sow annual seeds

 Maintenance:

  • Water new transplants (early in morning best)
  • Weed beds as necessary
  • Deadhead rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurels, and lilacs
  • Deadhead repeat blooming roses to encourage more flowers
  • Fertilize repeat blooming flowers
  • Stake tall, floppy flowers
  • Divide spring and early summer flowering perennials after the blooms fade
  • Take stem cuttings of woody shrubs, tree and perennials
  • Prune your weigela, viburnum and forsynthia after they are finished blooming
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