Scientific Name: Primula spp.
Common Name: primrose
Family Name: Primulaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe, S.E. Asia / Japan / China, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Dense
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Indoor plant, Rock garden, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Obovate, Crenate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Violet, Pink, Red, Feb-Mar-Apr-May
Fruit: Capsule
Key ID Features:
Leaves basal, usually with wavy or scalloped margins; flowers solitary in centre of foliage (e.g. P. vulgaris - separate entry) or with florets clustered on peduncles lifted well above the leaves (e.g. P. denticulata).