Botanical Name: Primula polyantha Add
Common Name: English Primrose  
Plant photo of: Primula polyantha
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial, Annual


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Blue, Gold, Lavender, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Yellow, Violet, White, Multi-Colored


Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Constant


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Mediterranean, Tropical, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


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Photographer: Modesto Jr. College
  • Description

  • Notes

This mounding perennial will grow less than 1' tall and has large green or dark green leaves with flowers that come in a wide range of colors and are constantly in bloom.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.