Primula vulgaris is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia.
It is a perennial growing 10–30 cm tall, with a basal rosette of leaves which are evergreen in favoured habitats. The leaves are 5–25 cm long and 2–6 cm broad, often heavily wrinkled, with an irregularly crenate to dentate margin, and a usually short leaf stem. The delicately scented flowers are 2–4 cm in diameter, borne singly on short slender stems. The flowers are typically pale yellow, though white or pink forms are often seen in nature.
In appropriate conditions, the primrose can cover the ground in open woods and shaded hedgerows.
cristina's primrose Care Instructions
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Common Primrose is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches in imperial).
A soil ph of between 5.6 and 6.0 is ideal for Common Primrose as it does best in acidic soil so test your soil acidity often.
More information about primrose is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All primrose Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
14 Mar 2014
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21 Apr 2013
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1.0 x basket
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02 Apr 2011
13 Feb 2011only few plants
09 Apr 2010
01 Mar 2010few flowers only