A picture of a Japanese primrose

Japanese primrose

Primula japonica 'Postford White'

Also known as

Primrose

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

45cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese primrose Overview

Clusters of white flowers with central, red marks are borne from this rosette-forming perennial with obovate to linear, green leaves.

Common problems with Japanese primrose

How to propagate Japanese 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 Japanese primrose

Mixed bed, border, fragrance