There are no edible uses listed for Primula macrophylla.
There are no material uses listed for Primula macrophylla.
The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency
. Antidiarrhetic, anti-inflammatory and febrifuge, it is used in the treatment of diarrhoea, inflammation of the liver, gall bladder, stomach and intestines
. It is especially used for children with high fever and diarrhoea
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame
. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame
. Germination is inhibited by temperatures above 20°c
. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in autumn. This is best done every other year
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A plant of high alpine areas, it is of difficult cultivation in Britain
. In the wild it experiences wet summers, relatively dry autumns and long winters under a blanket of snow that protects the bulb-like resting bud
. It is best to give the plants a deep, well-drained soil in a sunny position with the added protection of a pane of glass
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Polycultures & Guilds
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? 1.01.11.21.3 Tsarong. Tsewang. J. Tibetan Medicinal Plants Tibetan Medical Publications, India ISBN 81-900489-0-2 (1994-00-00)
? Rice. G. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 1. Thompson and Morgan. (1987-00-00)
? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
? 4.04.14.24.34.44.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)