Plants - Perennials

Planting primroses in your spring garden

Stephen Westcott-Gratton
Photography by
Millette Photomedia

One of the first to arrive at spring's pretty garden party, the humble Primula warrants VIP status.


Gold-laced polyanthus (P. Gold-laced Group, Beeches Strain), 15 cm x 20 cm Zone 4
Striking umbels of dark mahogany-red flowers with a yellow eye and narrow golden margin held above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage

Unique, gold-laced hybrids have been cultivated since the 1750s; easy to grow in well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter. Divide every two years to maintain vigour. RHS AGM, 1997

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