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Primula

Primula cortusoides

Also known as

Primrose

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Primula Overview

This is a small rosette-forming deciduous perennial with ovate toothed, hairy medium green leaves. In early to late spring, it bears salverform red-pink blooms in umbels.

Common problems with Primula

How to propagate Primula

Seed

Propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn.

Cuttings

By division or from root cuttings.

Division

Other uses of Primula

There are primulas suitable for almost every type of site; border, screen garden, bog garden, pool margin, greenhouse and alpine house.