February 4, 2023
Primula vulgaris or Primrose

Primula vulgaris or Primrose

Primula vulgaris is also known as Common Primrose, Primrose, Blue Primrose, Culver Keys, Primula acaulis, Primula grandiflora, Primula uniflora ‘Gmelin‘, Primula Vernalis. It is from the Primulaceae family of plants. It is a herbaceous semi-evergreen perennial that is usually grown as a biennial.

It flowers in spring. Primula vulgaris flowers are usually yellow, white, or pink. They are hermaphrodite but heterostylous. You still need two plants of flowering with pin and thrum flowers to have fertilization.

Primula vulgaris or Primrose
Primula vulgaris or Primrose

Primula vulgaris is a great plant for containers as well as bedding and borders. It is a low growing flower about 10cm to 30cm or 4 into 12 in high. Primula vulgaris is native to southern and western Europe and northwest Africa as well as southwest Asia.

Grow Primula vulgaris in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by seed or basal cuttings. Watch out for aphids, leaf and bud eelworms, leaf-mining flies, vine weevil, slugs and red spider mite as well as grey molds.

Primula vulgaris or Primrose
Primula vulgaris or Primrose
Primula vulgaris or Primrose

Also read about Primula bulleyana.

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