Plant Type: Perennials
Highly praised for its large flower size and clear, vibrant colors. Flowers freely in a wide range of colors including yellow, maroon, lavender, white, pink, and blue-violet. Most have large eyes of contrasting colors. The 'Pacific Hybrids' put on a fantastic color show in early spring.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Primroses will produce dazzling flowers each spring if they are well-maintained. Ideally, they should be planted in boggy areas, perhaps near bodies of water, where their shallow roots will not dry out. Plants will go dormant in hot, dry summer weather unless they are kept well-watered. Though they are fully hardy in the North, primroses need protective insulation such as snow cover in the late winter months so they are not lost to late hard freezes.
Plant Spread6-12 in.
Astilbe-Hybrid (Astilbe ), Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica), Iris-Japanese (Iris ensata), Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis), Lily-turf-Blue (Liriope muscari)
Plant Height6-8 in.
Soil MoistureConsistent water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Bog plant, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass Plant, Container
Bloom TimeEarly spring
ExposureFull to part shade