Primula vulgaris

Primrose - Primula vulgaris

Common Name: Primrose
Genus: Primula
Species: vulgaris

The word Primula is derived from the Latin term Primus meaning first and refers to how plants in this Genus usually flower in early Spring, being amongst the first plants to flower in the year.

Category: Wildflowers
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.20 m (20 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial. This is the plant from which so many Primrose plants have been cultivated. Clusters of pale yellow flowers are produced from early to mid Spring. Native to the UK and other parts of Europe.

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