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Primrose

Primula hirsuta

Primula hirsuta by Sebastian Miele (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Primrose Overview

This is a rosette-forming, evergreen perennial with spoon-shaped to obovate, toothed, medium green leaves. In late spring and early summer bears salverform, pinky purple blooms in umbels.

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

There are primulas suitable for almost every type of site; border, screen garden, bog garden, pool margin, greenhouse and alpine house.

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