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These will thrive in most conditions – they are happy in shade, sun and even the moistest soils.

Line a path, plant them in grass, or fill a container with these for sunny cheer early in the year. The flowers are edible too and look lovely on a plate.

Genus Primula vulgaris
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Wild Primrose
Border Position Front
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 8-15cm (4-6in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow September-October and overwinter in a coldframe. Prefers a sheltered position in sun or partial shade. Plant in a woodland border or beneath deciduous trees in moist but well-drained soil. Ideal for containers and window boxes. Grows naturally in north-facing banks and hedgerows in sites shaded from hot sun.
Care Tips Divide every couple of years in the autumn. If growing in containers, re-pot after flowering into new, well-drained, gritty compost with 4 parts loam-based John Innes No. 2, 2 parts leaf mould and 1 part grit. Top dress with grit.
Flowering March - June, a year after from sowing.
Cooking Notes The leaves and flowers are edible, and have a very long history of medicinal use.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Primula vulgaris (Wild Primrose) reviews

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Reviewed 27th September 2018 by Lynne

Wel packaged and healthy plants