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Primrose

Primula viallii

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

35cm

30cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Primrose Overview

This perennial produces late-blooming fragrant flowers, they will appear in dense clusters on a colourful conical flowering spike which is fragrant. Make sure the soil is kept moist but not waterlogged. They will grow easily from seed.

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, mixed bed, fragrance.