Primula ×polyantha hort.


Leaves obovate with a winged stalk. Flowers in many colours forming clustered heads; spring.

This name has been used here to designate plants of complex hybrid origin and generally used as bedding plants. Probably including the hybrid groups P. ×variabilis, P. Pruhonicensis hybrids and P. Petiolares hybrids.

Garden origin.

There are various hybrid groups covering a wide flower colour range and including the Pacific Giants, Super Giants and others. They are raised from seed and treated generally as biennials.

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.

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