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Primrose

Primula vulgaris var. sibthorpii

Also known as

English primrose

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

45cm

10cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Primrose Overview

Clusters of purple-pink flowers are borne with rosettes of pale green, triangular leaves.

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

Border, edging, mixed bed, fragrance