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Primrose

Primula 'Harlow Car'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Primrose Overview

A neat, clump-forming perennial with clusters of flat, pink, yellow or orange flowers growing on short stems in spring. Has oval, soft, medium green leaves.

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.