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Cowslip Primrose Primula veris

Phonetic Spelling
PRIM-yew-lah VER-iss
Description

Cowslip primrose is considered the best primrose for southern gardens because it is more tolerant of heat and humidity than other types of primroses. It looks beautiful lining a shady path, where the multitude of yellow, tubular flowers glow against the soft, green, fuzzy leaves.

Propagation: Division spring, seed sown in May for flowers next spring

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Tags:
#yellow#partial shade#heat tolerant#perennial#borders#spring interest#humidity tolerant#walkway planting
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#yellow#partial shade#heat tolerant#perennial#borders#spring interest#humidity tolerant#walkway planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Primula
    Species:
    veris
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe and Algeria
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Many yellow, tubular flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Soft, green, and fuzzy.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Shade Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat
    Humidity