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Primula vulgaris

Primrose

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Primula vulgaris (Primrose). The flowers are produced in clusters of yellow to white shades which all have a yellow eye. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

English primrose

Origin

Europe and W.Turkey

Interest and use

Border, edging, mixed bed, fragrance, under shrubs, rock-gardens.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Peaty
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They prefer fertile, well-drained soils, which grow in partial-shade with ample water.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn, or by division or from root cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Border cultivars may be prone to slug damage in damp situations and to attack by root aphids when grown in very dry conditions or in pots.

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