A large candelabra type Primula species, with carmine-red flowers with a darker (but not yellow) eye borne in whorls on stems to 100 cm. Stem is white mealy as are the pedicels and calyx. Leaves obovate or oblanceolate to 30cm long, round at the apex, tapering to a winged petiole at the base, irregularly dentate at the margin. This species is one parent of several hybrids which results in plants of various shades from white, through pink and salmon. P. X chunglenta (P. chungensis x P. pulverulenta) is formerly described. See related P. beesiana (some authorities refer to this as P. bulleyana subsp. beesiana).