Primula rusbyi

Primula magellanica

Some primulas die back completely in the fall,  leaving no sign of the plant during the winter. A typical way for some primulas to spend the winter is as a resting bud. The mature leaves die back and a new set of short leaves are grown closely together to form a protective layer around the growth point.

Primula auricula v. albocincta

Primula wulfeniana

Often primulas put on a spurt of new growth in the fall. The leaves are shorter and sometimes farina covered. The mature leaves have had their farina washed off during rain. If you look closely in the Fall, you can see the buds have formed on some primulas.

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