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Primula vulgaris


Native Primrose, English Primrose or Common Primrose




Origin:  From Britain, southern Norway, and northern Spain to north Africa, Lebanon, Iran, and the Caucasus.
            Mike's Opinion

this is Mike

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This is a plant than one should not be without, this may be partly due to my biased Cornish heritage where this plant was found along the hedgrows where I spent my childhood in Cornwall or because it is just such a solid performer. It is a tough, resilient plant that given a little moisture in our summer droughts will flourish in the garden for years to come.



Michael Pascoe, NDP., ODH., CLT., MSc. (Plant Conservation)

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Family
Primulaceae
Genus
Primula
Species
vulgaris
Category
Perennials, Weeds
USDA Hardiness Zone
1a - 6a
Canadian Hardiness Zone
0a - 6b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7
Temperature (°C)
-51 - (-21)
Temperature (°F)
-5 - 5
Height
15 cm
Spread
30-45 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
AprilMay
General Description
Rosette forming herbaceous perennial.
Landscape
Low maintenance banks and informal wildflower gardens.
Cultivation
Best grown as biennials in a container or rock garden.
Growth
Medium
ID Characteristic
Tongue-shaped leaves with multiple small yellow flowers.
Pests
Grey mould.
Habitat
Deciduous woodlands, banks, hedges and shaded grasslands.
Propagation
Easily by early spring divisions.
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