WILD PRIMROSE Primula vulgaris
One of the easiest primula to grow! Primula vulgaris is a hardy perennial plant grown both as an ornamental, and it also grows in d woodlands. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
The primrose was Benjamin Disraeli's favourite flower; Primrose Day and the Primrose League were given their Names in honour of this. It was voted the county flower of Devon in 2002 following a poll by the wild flora conservation charity Plantlife.
Primroses also appear as a charge in heraldry, for example the coat of arms of the Earl of Rosebery.
Plants will gently form colonies if they are allowed to self seed. An excellent plant for difficult shady areas.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-8
Height: 15cm, 6"
Location: or part
Note: This plant species is known to cause dermatitis in some individuals.
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.