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Primula

Primula spp.

Partial Shade
Moderate watering

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    IMG 5511-Dodecatheon conjugens
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    A photo of Primula
    A photo of Primula

    Overview

    Primula is a genus with a wide distribution in many temperate and tropical regions of the world with a centre of diversity in the Himalayas. It is a large genus of around 350 species of herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials that are organised further into various sub-generic groups. Members are characterised by a basal rosette of simple leaves and salver-shaped flowers on stout, erect stems. Primroses and cowslips are familiar wildflowers in this genus. Many Primula species have been cultivated and hybridised for 100’s of years leading to a plethora of available garden varieties.

    Common problems

    Propagation

    Seed

    Division

    Special Features

    Attractive flowers