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Native Primrose in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Primula vulgaris

 

Native Primrose

'Primrose' is one of the earliest flowers of Spring. A single flower stem grows from the basal rosette of large green wrinkled leaves, and bears a single, fragrant flower. The hedgerow primrose, primula vulgaris, has pale yellow flowers with a deep yellow centre, occasionally in other colours.

 
plant Features
  • Native Primrose likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Native Primrose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Native Primrose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Native Primrose likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Native Primrose

Latin name

Primula vulgaris

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Primulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Native Primrose likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Native Primrose is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Native Primrose likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Native Primrose likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Native Primrose is 0.20meters x 0.30meters 0.20 M 0.30 M

Primula vulgaris

'Primrose' is one of the earliest flowers of Spring. A single flower stem grows from the basal rosette of large green wrinkled leaves, and bears a single, fragrant flower. The hedgerow primrose, primula vulgaris, has pale yellow flowers with a deep yellow centre, occasionally in other colours.


Planting young plants

From Early Autumn TO Mid Spring

Alpine varieties require a humus rich, well drained soil and are suitable for rock gardens or alpine houses. Border primulas require more moisture and should be grown where the soil does not dry out or where they can be watered when necessary. They are ideal for bog gardens and waterside planting. Plant border primulas between mid Autumn and mid Spring in full sun or partial shade, incorporating peat or well decayed manure. Plant alpine varieties between early Autumn and mid Spring in sun or partial shade, adding leaf mould or extra gritty sand where necessary.

 

Propagation by division.

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Most primulas can be divided after flowering and planted directly into their flowering position.

 
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