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Other common names
Primula are herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials, forming a basal rosette of simple leaves, with salver-shaped or bell-shaped flowers which may be solitary or carried in an umbel or in whorls on an erect stem
Primroses are rosette-forming herbaceous perennials, sometimes grown as annuals, with clusters of solitary flowers arising from the rosette in late winter or early spring
P. vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii is a semi-evergreen perennial to to 15cm tall, with a rosette of obovate leaves and clusters of long-stalked purplish-pink flowers 2-3cm wide in early spring
E. Balkan Peninsula
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilSand, Loam, Clay, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Best planted in dappled shade in humus-rich, moist neutral to acid soil. Tolerates full sun if soil remains moist at all times
Propagate by seed; take root cuttings when dormant in winter. Divide between autumn and early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Garden Edging Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Susceptible to leafhoppers, vine weevil, slugs and snails, caterpillars and aphids
May be affected by primula brown core, grey mould, primula leaf spot and a virus
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