Plants - Perennials

Planting primroses in your spring garden

By
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.


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'Wanda' Juliana primrose (P. 'Wanda' syn. P. ×pruhonicensis 'Wanda'), 10 cm x 25 cm, Zone 3
Solitary clusters of dark burgundy to purple-red flowers are held above spreading, vigorous rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage

P. juliae (native to the Caucasus and introduced in 1911) was crossed with P. vulgaris to produce this early-blooming cultivar that grows well in sun or shade in moist, organic soil. RHS AGM, 1993

 

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