A picture of a Primrose

Primrose

Primula palinuri

Partial Shade
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

35cm

25cm

Min

25cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Primrose Overview

This is a perennial, with leaves to 3-20cm that are broadly spoon-shaped and toothed. The deep yellow flowers which are throated white are 3cm borne in corymbs.

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

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