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Primula Perfection for Spring Gardens

Primula Perfection with Sensible Gardening. One of the best plants for the early spring garden and so many types to choose from. How to grow these beauties.

Usually referred to as primroses, the term primrose originates from the Latin word “primus”, which means “first”. An appropriate name as often primula are one of the first flowers to bloom in our spring gardens.

Primula Perfection with Sensible Gardening. One of the best plants for the early spring garden and so many types to choose from. How to grow these beauties.

Primula auricula ( solid colour with contrasting eye, dusted with mealy white ‘farina’ with evergreen foliage )

Primula Perfection with Sensible Gardening. One of the best plants for the early spring garden and so many types to choose from. How to grow these beauties.

Primrose are certainly cheery blooms, mostly smaller low growing plants arriving in a multitude of colours. Many are hardy to zone 3 while others require warmer climates of zone 5.

Primula veris or Cowslip ( umbels of fragrant, nodding yellow, orange or red blooms, very hardy )

Primula Perfection with Sensible Gardening

Primrose generally like a part shade position with rich, moisture retentive soil. Preferring cooler temperatures they are often lost in very hot climates with dry summer soil.

Primula denticulata or Drumstick ( spherical umbels of white, pink, purple or lavender blooms with yellow eyes. Blooms are held higher on sturdy stems )

Primula Perfection with Sensible Gardening

4 thoughts on “Primula Perfection for Spring Gardens

  1. I love them too, however my very dry arid garden does not. I do get cowslips to grow pretty good though.

  2. Love them all! I have only a couple of them growing in my yard but every year I think I need to grow more because they are so sweet looking.

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