A picture of a Primrose

Primrose

Primula obconica

Also known as

German primrose, Poison primrose

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

30cm

15cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Primrose Overview

This species is a perennial which produces a neat clump-forming habit. The blooms will appear in late winter and early spring and they have a sweet and spicy fragrance.

Common problems with Primrose

How to propagate Primrose

Seed

You can propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn.

Cuttings

By division or from root cuttings.

Division

Other uses of Primrose

Border, rock garden, edging, greenhouse