Derived from the Italian primaverola, the name of this genus pays homage to the way its often early blossoms welcome spring. Many of the more than 400 species are at home in the moist climates of England, New Zealand and the Pacific Coast. The selections we offer are cold-hardy, yet will need ample water in warmer locales. Lovely planted en masse, Primroses are ideal for woodland gardens, damp borders, by a pond or streamside.
Reminiscent of petite rose buds, the perfumed soft pink double flowers clasp short upright stalks just above crinkled, oblong green leaves that shape a spunky semievergreen rosette. This cherished long-lived Primula brings an old-fashioned feminine touch to woodland peripheries, cottage gardens and containers plus any other somewhat shady, well-drained humus-rich nook.
Size: 4" – 6" high x 6" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Primula elatior ‘Victorian Gold Lace Black’
- Primula beesiana
- Primula ‘Blue Sapphire’
- Primula x bulleesiana
- Primula bulleyana
- Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
- Primula capitata ‘Salvana’
- Primula cockburniana
- Primula denticulata var. Alba
- Primula denticulata ‘Blue Selection’
- Primula ‘Dunbeg’
- Primula elatior x ‘Silver Lace Purple’
- Primula elatior ‘Gold Lace’
- Primula elatior ‘Victoriana Gold Lace Red’
- Primula elatior ‘Victorian Silver Lace Black’
- Primula ‘Elizabeth Killelay’
- Primula florindae ‘’
- Primula marginata ‘Mauve Mist’
- Primula x polyantha ‘Dawn Ansell’
- Primula polyanthus ‘Francesca’
- Primula polyneura
- Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
- Primula vialii
- Primula vulgaris ssp subthorpii ‘’
- Primula vulgaris ‘Double Lilac’
- Primula vulgaris ‘Sunshine Susie’
- Primula waltonii