June - July
well drained, moist, lime-rich
neutral - alkaline
Primula, is a very large genus of around 500 species in the primrose family, Primulaceae. The genus has a wide distribution, but the majority, about half the species, are native to the Himalayas. They grow in varied habitats, some are excellent rock garden plants, while others thrive in deep, fertile soil in semi-shade. The majority is not drought tolerant.
Division in spring or fall.
Seed - sown in September - January.
Seed not covered and stored outside until March, then brought to 15°C (60°F) for germination.
Grows well, but flowers sparsely.