ID this plant please - picture

dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)May 27, 2009

I bought this plant in early April, in flower and it has been lovely ever since. I'm sure it must be 3 plants in the same small pot but I sure can't see where the division is. I want to know what it is so that I can put it outside for the summer and know if it will overwinter. It looks like a type of primula.

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yes: P. obconica.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2009 at 10:34PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Watch out, some people get a rash on their skin from it. I had two friends who were florists that did when I was a florist. They aren't hardy outside during winter here but they are long blooming annuals if you deadhead.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 12:02PM
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dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)

Thanks for the ID, it really helps. It certainly has been a pretty plant to have in the house for these past few months, and is still blooming. Maybe the poison part is why primroses aren't eaten by deer.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2009 at 12:39PM
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