A picture of a Primrose

Primrose

Primula 'Craddock White'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Primrose Overview

This is a clump-forming perennial with umbels of fragrant, flat, white flowers, with yellow centres appearing in spring. Has rosettes of oval, dark green leaves with red veins.

Common problems with Primrose

How to propagate Primrose

Division

By seed when fresh or in spring; increase selected forms during dormancy, either by division.

Seed

Cuttings

Root cuttings. Root cuttings can be taken when dormant in winter.

Other uses of Primrose

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