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.

Buy Varieties of PRIMULA

CANDELABRA TYPES

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PRIMULA beesiana

PRIMULA beesiana

shades of lilac-purple

 
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PRIMULA bulleyana

PRIMULA bulleyana

red buds opening orange

 
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PRIMULA japonica 'Apple Blossom'

PRIMULA japonica 'Apple Blossom'

light pink

 
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PRIMULA japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

PRIMULA japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

red

 
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PRIMULA japonica 'Postford White'

PRIMULA japonica 'Postford White'

white

 
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PRIMULA pulverulenta

PRIMULA pulverulenta

magenta pink

 
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PRIMULA 'Harlow Carr'

PRIMULA 'Harlow Carr'

 
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OTHER PRIMULAS

PRIMULA capitata

PRIMULA capitata

purple-blue flowers on silvery white stems, late spring to early autumn

 
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PRIMULA denticulata

PRIMULA denticulata

Drumstick primrose

lilac-purple drum-stick primula

 
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PRIMULA denticulata alba

PRIMULA denticulata alba

Drumstick primrose

good white form

 
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PRIMULA florindae

PRIMULA florindae

Giant yellow cowslip, Himalayan cowslip

late flowering, canary-yellow, scented

 
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PRIMULA veris

PRIMULA veris

Cowslip, Herb Peter, Palsywort

variable yellow flowers

 
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PRIMULA vialli

PRIMULA vialli

lilac poker-like flowers, red in bud

 
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PRIMULA vulgaris

PRIMULA vulgaris

Primrose

fragrant pale yellow flowers

 
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PRIMULA 'Wanda'

PRIMULA 'Wanda'

dark claret-red flowers in early spring

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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