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English Primrose

Fragrant flowers carpet the spring garden with vibrant color, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Wonderful in woodland settings, along walkways or at water's edge. Best in a rich, moist, organic or clay soil. May go dormant in hot, dry summers.

Companion Plants

Fountain Grass


Spike Speedwell

Plant Details

  • Common name

    English Primrose

  • Botanical name

    Primula vulgaris

  • Variety


  • Zone

    USDA Zone 4 (-30°F) to USDA Zone 8 (10°F).

  • Light

    Part sun

  • Height

    6-8" (15-20 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Remove spent blooms

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Barb H.'s collection