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Primrose

Botanical Name
Primula x polyantha
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
6 to 12 inches
Width
6 to 12 inches
Flowers
Spring: red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo, violet, white, pink, bicolor
Light
Part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool, fertile
Planting & Care
  • Primrose need to be planted so the crown is at soil level and at spaced at least 6 inches apart
  • Mulch the soil around plants to retain moisture and moderate soil temperature
  • Provide supplemental water during dry periods
  • Struggles in areas with cold winters and hot summers
Problems
Spider mites, slugs
Varieties
  • Pacific Giant - large flowers in shades of blue, yellow, pink and white often with contrasting eyes
  • Crescendo - large flowers, 12 inches tall

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