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.


'Wanda' Juliana primrose (P. 'Wanda' syn. P. Ă—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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