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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.

This planting is in the Native garden .

volunteer (it just appeared in my garden!)

Latest Milestone Blooming

Plant Common Primrose Primula vulgaris 154



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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.

Harvest Tally

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Folia Helper

United Kingdom10a

Wow! That’s a magnificent clump of primroses – beautiful :-))
A real sign of spring ….

Posted on 14 Feb 11 (over 6 years ago)

wow, that is the best early primrose clump i have ever seen.

Posted on 14 Feb 11 (over 6 years ago)

Thank you! It’s a photo taken on April 2010. Now it’s too early, only a few plants are in bloom.
Here – usually during March – there also wonderful blooms of wild crocuses and – during April – violets.

Posted on 14 Feb 11 (over 6 years ago)

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