Oxlip (Primula elatior) in the Primroses Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6-12 inches (15-30 cm)
Plant Spread: 9-12 inches (22-30 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: soft yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Stratify seeds: needs cold stratification
Days to germinate: I sowed mine end July and they only came up early next Spring., approx.7 months.
Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Polyanthus Primrose (Primula elatior subsp. elatior) in the Database. by SunnyBorders Mar 18, 2018 4:39 PM 10
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