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Primrose

Primula (Prominent Series)

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

    This dwarf, compact, evergreen perennial has rosettes of obovate, mid green leaves. In mid winter and late winter, clusters of salverform flowers are produced in various colours, including bicolours.

    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.