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English primrose

Primula polyantha 'Pacific Giant'

Also known as

Primrose, Polyanthus

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    English primrose Overview

    This species produces flowers which are large in a variety of colours with yellow eyes, and have a delicate spicy fragrance. This herb is a hardy perennial with lovely deep green foliage.

    Common problems with English primrose

    How to propagate English 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 English primrose

    Border, cutting bed, edging, fragrance