Primula vulgaris

Primula vulgaris

English Primrose

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This much loved European native is a cheerful harbinger of spring. Many fragrant pale butter yellow flowers, with a deep yellow heart emerge individually, in a mass from a low rosette of wrinkled ovate green leaves. Also known as the 'Common Primrose', it was awarded the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, and makes an ideal addition to moist woodland gardens.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 to Zone 8
Light Requirements: Part Shade to Full Shade
Height: 10 cm to 15 cm
Spread: 10 cm to 22 cm
Soil Requirements: Humus rich, moist well drained soils
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
Planting Time: Early spring to early summer
Use: Rock gardens, woodland gardens, border edging, cottage gardens, waterside gardens, groundcover, container plant
Flower Colour & Shape: Fragrant short stemmed tubular butter-yellow flowers with a flattened and lobed corolla with a bright golden yellow eye zone
Foliage: Basal rosette of semi-evergreen paddle shaped bright green, toothed leaves.
Benefits: Early bloom season, attracts bees and butterflies, semi-evergreen

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