Primula florindae

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Primula florindae
Primula florindae inflorescence.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula
Species: P. florindae
Binomial name
Primula florindae

Primula florindae (common names Tibetan cowslip, giant cowslip)) is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to southeastern Tibet, where it grows in huge numbers close to rivers like the Tsangpo. It is a substantial herbaceous perennial growing to 120 cm (47 in) tall by 90 cm (35 in) wide. In summer the flower stalks rise from basal rosettes of 5–20 cm (2–8 in) long leaves. They bear clusters of 20–40 yellow, pendent, bell-like, delicately scented flowers with a mealy white bloom.[1]

The plant was first collected in 1924 by Frank Kingdon-Ward and was named after his wife Florind.

This plant grows best in very moist conditions as its home is the margins of rivers. It is cold-hardy as long as its roots are not allowed to dry out.

It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Primula florindae". Retrieved 28 May 2013.