The Main Plant entry for Primroses (Primula)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Common names
  • Primrose

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Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 3/10/16
12 starter plants , 2 - 6 packs
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2020-05-04
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-03-24
Location: At a local nursery

Date: 2021-03-08

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2016-02-04
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2017-03-07

Date: 2009-03-26
Location: Bea’s garden
Photo by Hamwild

Date: 2016-02-04
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-03-25
Always my first spring primrose

Date: 2022-04-05

Date: 2009-03-26
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Date: 2016-01-02

Photo by Radomil

Photo by TeunSpaans
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2016-04-10
Great for naturalising in woodland
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2018-04-15
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-01-10
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2015-02-01

Date: 2012-01-10

Date: 2016-02-04
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-04-28
Primula
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-04-15
Primula

Date: 2013-02-02
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Maine
Date: 2014-05-24
Location: Maine
Date: 2014-05-24
Photo by HemNorth
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2018-05-09
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2018-05-09
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2014-01-10
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-04-04
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-04-04

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2021-09-13

Date: 2014-01-10

Date: 2013-02-26

Date: 2013-02-26

Date: 2014-03-03

Date: 2012-01-10

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz

Date: 2014-02-07
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-11
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-11
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-11
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-11
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-11

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2018-05-04
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Date: 2/26/17

Date: 2012-01-10

Date: 2012-01-10

Date: 2012-12-01

Date: 2014-02-22

Date: 2012-03-20

Date: 2014-02-22

Date: 2012-03-17

Date: 2012-03-17

Date: 2012-03-17

Date: 2017-04-02

Date: 2012-03-17

Date: 2014-01-24

Date: 2014-01-24
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2005-04-11

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2014-02-22
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-03-21
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-03-23
Photo by flowersrjen
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-03-25

Date: 2013-03-06
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-02-02
Photo by abhege
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-03-07
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-03-07
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by ge1836

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2014-01-10

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-17

Date: 2012-01-08

Date: 2012-12-01
Next springs beauty

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2013-03-15

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2015-03-09

Date: 2014-02-26
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-01-10

Date: 2013-02-26

Date: 2012-01-08

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2014-02-09

Date: 2014-02-09

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-01-25

Date: 2013-02-02
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-01-08
Location: My home, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2012-01-08
A sign of spring....

Date: 2014-02-07
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-04
Location: Pleasant Grove, Utah
Date: 2011-06-04
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-02-02

Date: 2013-03-06

Date: 2016-02-04

Date: 2014-01-10

Date: 2014-01-10

Date: 2014-01-10

Date: 2015-03-10

Date: 2015-03-10

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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 28, 2013 1:13 AM concerning plant:
    "Primula is a genus of 400–500 species of mainly herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. They include the familiar wildflower of banks and verges, the primrose (P. vulgaris). Other common species are P. auricula (auricula), P. veris (cowslip) and P. elatior (oxlip). These species and many others are valued for their ornamental flowers. They have been extensively cultivated and hybridised - in the case of the primrose, for many hundreds of years. Primulas are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, south into tropical mountains in Ethiopia, Indonesia and New Guinea, and in temperate southern South America. Almost half of the known species are from the Himalayas.

    Primula is a complex and varied genus, with a range of habitats from alpine slopes to boggy meadows. Plants bloom mostly during the spring, with flowers often appearing in spherical umbels on stout stems arising from basal rosettes of leaves; their flowers can be purple, yellow, red, pink, blue, or white. Some species show a white mealy bloom (farina) on various parts of the plant. Generally, they prefer filtered sunlight. Many species are adapted to alpine climates."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

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