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Primula x polyantha is often confused with:
Primula elatior Primula elatior
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Petunia x hybrida Petunia x hybrida
Catharanthus roseus Catharanthis roseus
Digitalis purpurea Digitalis purpurea

Primula x polyantha

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
PRIM-yew-lah BY pol-ee-AN-thah
Description

Primulas are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, and the name "Primula" means "first." Hybrid primroses require a cool climate, and may not perennialize in the coastal plain where they can be treated as annuals. Some flowers have contrasting colored "eyes" and some are plain. Great as a container plant on decks and at entrances.  They can be propagated by seed or division in spring.

Soil: Cool, moist, high organic matter

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#yellow#partial shade#blue#perennial#container plant#spring interest#pollinator plant#butterfly friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#red#yellow#partial shade#blue#perennial#container plant#spring interest#pollinator plant#butterfly friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Primula
    Family:
    Primulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Hybrid origin
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Some flowers have contrasting colored "eyes" and some are plain.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators