Primula vulgaris

hot pink-primrose cu_1268A favorite gift plant, especially in late winter and early spring, Primroses are colorful, fragrant, bright, and sturdy. When weather permits they can also be planted outdoors in flower beds, flower pots and hanging baskets.

Provide as bright light as possible — some early morning direct sun is desirable, but avoid hot mid-day sun and direct afternoon sun. They prefer temperatures ranging from 60-68º during the day and 55-60º at night.

Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings — keep it evenly moist — but do not permit it to dry out completely.

Feed twice a month with a water soluble plant food.

yellow primrose cu_1272Remove blossoms as they fade to encourage longer blooming.

When the ground is warm enough they can be planted outside in a moist, well-drained, shady spot.

Type of Plant: Tropical Houseplant and Perennial Flowering Plant

Distinguishing Characteristics: Numerous brightly colored flowers clustered in the center of the leaf rosette.

Water Use: Moderate

Flower Color: Various

Sun/Location: Bright Indirect Light, Mostly Shade