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.


Crescendo Series polyanthus (P. Polyanthus Group [Crescendo Series]), 15 cm x 20 cm, Zone 5 (shown: 'Crescendo Blue Shades')
Large flowers (up to 5 cm) in solid shades of white, gold, pink, red and blue with a yellow eye held above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage

Of garden origin (from crosses involving P. elatior, P. veris and P. vulgaris) and widely available in late winter. After flowering, keep plants in a cool, bright window and transplant outdoors in spring. RHS AGM, 1997

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