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botanical name:
Primula vulgaris
Primula vulgaris © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Primrose
synonyms:  Primula acaulis
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.20m
width: 0.35m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
The familiar but much loved wild primrose. Rosettes of quite large crinkly, deep-veined leaves, evergreen or semi-evergreen, and from early spring, numerous cheerful, pale yellow flowers, darker in the centres and usually fragrant.

Adaptable to many conditions but prefers moist, well drained, fertile and humus-rich, neutral to acid soils in partial shade. Will tolerate full sun if the soil does not dry out.

By seed or division of clumps. In favourable conditions, will self-seed freely.

Perfect for open woodland and shady banks.

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