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Primula vulgaris (English Primrose)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Ground Hugging / Creeping
Colours Yellow Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Primula vulgaris - Cultivation Notes

Thriving in dappled shade primula is ideally suited to deep fertile woodland soils. When planting anew dig in plenty of compost, planting ammongst low ground cover, or meadow. Ideally plant in groups near ponds or ditches.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Primula vulgaris:

  • Scented blossom
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Primula vulgaris:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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