Definition of Cape primrose in English:

Cape primrose


  • another term for streptocarpus
    • ‘The understorey has been planted with many interesting South African forest dwelling trees, shrubs and groundcovers including Cape primroses and colourful spurflowers (Plectranthus).’
    • ‘After two or three years, I find the flowering performance of my Cape primroses starts to decline.’
    • ‘The Cape primrose is also a cloud-forest plant, growing on the windward slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town.’
    • ‘‘And I can hardly live without the Cape primrose, Streptocarpus ‘Black Panther’ - its velvet blooms are a treasure.’’
    • ‘Otherwise, grow your Cape primrose the same way you would a gloxinia or African violet, with moderate light and household temperatures.’