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PRIMULA

Symbols of spring, prima rosa, appearing in the UK in woodlands, hedgebanks and grassy places and originating mainly in the northern hemisphere with almost half of species coming from the Himalayas.

Genus of about 400 species of mainly herbaceous perennials, some woody based and evergreen.

In groups of upright candelabras, the very diverse primrose/polyantha and the auriculas which include those with centres of white meal displayed as show auriculas.

Represented in the UK by the common P. vulgaris, the cowslip, P. veris (which makes a potent wine), a hybrid between them, false oxlip and the true oxlip. P. elatoir existing in a small area of boulder clay in East Anglia.

Around Yorkshire and Cumbria in damp, peaty places P. farinosa, the bird's-eye primrose grows and to the north on the north and north-west coast of Scotland. the similar P. scotica is native.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - pale- to dark-green leaves are generally linear to broadly oval in basal rosettes.
  • Full shade - in sharply-drained soil.
  • Full sun - if soil remains moist at all times.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for attractive flower form, salverform (as common primrose) or tubular, bell-shaped or funnel-shaped. CANDELABRAS are robust herbaceous perennials with several whorls of flowers in tiers on tall, sturdy stems.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, red spider mite, vine weevil, slugs, viruses, grey mould(Botrytis).
  • Place of origin - found widely in the northern hemisphere.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -

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PRIMULA beesiana   AWARD

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Shades of lilac-purple
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PRIMULA bulleyana   AWARD

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Red buds opening orange
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PRIMULA japonica 'Apple Blossom'

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Light pink
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PRIMULA japonica 'Miller's Crimson'  AWARD

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Red
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PRIMULA japonica 'Postford White'  AWARD

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White
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PRIMULA pulverulenta   AWARD

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Magenta pink
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

PRIMULA 'Harlow Carr'

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PRIMULA capitata

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Purple-blue flowers on silvery white stems, late spring to early autumn
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PRIMULA denticulata   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Drumstick primrose.
Lilac-purple drum-stick primula
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PRIMULA denticulata alba

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Commonly known as: Drumstick primrose.
Good white form
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PRIMULA florindae   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Giant yellow cowslip, Himalayan cowslip.
Late flowering, canary-yellow, scented
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PRIMULA sikkimensis   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Sikkim cowslip.
Large fragrant yellow flowers on tall stems
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PRIMULA veris   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Cowslip, Herb Peter, Palsywort.
Variable yellow flowers
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PRIMULA vialli   AWARD

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Lilac poker-like flowers, red in bud
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PRIMULA vialli 'Alison Holland'

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Commonly known as: Vial's primrose.
Spikes of white flowers
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

PRIMULA vulgaris   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Primrose.
fragrant pale yellow flowers
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PRIMULA 'Wanda'   AWARD

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Dark claret-red flowers in early spring
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