Primula vulgaris

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Buy Primula vulgaris primrose: Our native, woodland primrose.

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Our native primrose is held in deep affection, partly because it's one of the first spring flowers. From early March to May clusters of pale lemon, often fragrant flowers with centres the colour of egg yolk, appear among rosettes of large, deeply-veined, bright-green leaves. Primroses look especially lovely in a woodland garden or along a shady bank, and are suitable for most shady garden sites. Plant them en masse and allow them to naturalise as they would in the wild, among ferns and other woodland plants.

  • Garden care: Divide large clumps after the plant has flowered, preferably during a wet spell.

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Notes on Primula vulgaris

"The simple pale-lemon primrose - literally the prima rosa or first flower - lifts early spring and pleases the bees"

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I would buy this plant again.


A great plant, in full bloom as I write this review a very worthwhile purchase.

Palace Green fingers.



An excellent buy


I've planted the primroses at the edge of a grassy area and hope they will spread. They arrived perfectly packaged and are very healthy and vigorous.

Cynthia plantswoman

Co. Durham


Lovely plant


See above



A plant to buy again


Excellent for naturalising and making part of the garden feel like a woodland area.

Mrs. P



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