Primula malacoides Franch.

Fairy Primrose

Hairy annual herb to over 30 cm tall. Leaves oblong to ovate with shallow, toothed lobes and a cordate base, the stalk mostly more than 5 cm long. Flowers in 1-6 superimposed flattened clusters, mostly in the red, pink, purple and white range; winter.


Available as a wide range of cultivar groups and seed mixes, sometimes with double flowers.

Source: Jepson, A.; Spencer, R. (1997). Primula. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Primulaceae
genus        Primula L.