Take a walk down the primrose path and you'll never look back! Primroses are a classic cottage flower and are popular with collectors. They covet the hundreds of different primroses available, especially some of the tiny rare alpine types.
Many are staples of cottage gardens and rock gardens, while others provide spring color to damp places, rain gardens, and bog gardens. Their basal rosettes of oval leaves are often puckered or are very smooth. The colorful flowers may be borne singly or rise in tiered clusters, or even spikes. Provide humus-high soil that retains moisture and some shade for best results.
- Sun,Part Sun,Shade
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 2 inches-2 1/2 feet tall, depending on variety
- Plant Width:
- 4 inches-2 feet wide, depending on variety
- Flower Color:
- Whites, pinks, lavender, purple, red, yellows, orange, and green flowers, depending on variety
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms in spring, depending on variety
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fragrant,Attracts Butterflies,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Alternating Colors Container Garden Plan
Spring Rock Garden
Pink Springtime Garden Plan
Japanese painted fern
The red- and gray-variegated triangular fronds of Japanese painted fern combine well with Japanese primroses in moist shaded places.Foxglove
Tall foxgloves interspersed with English or Japanese primroses make a typical spring combination in light shade.Iris
Blooming at the same time, in wet places yellow flag iris combines well with giant primrose.
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