Primula x polyantha
10 - 15 cm
yellow, red, violet, pink or white
April - May
humus-rich, fertile, moist, well drained
tender, doesn't survive outside
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.
Polyanthus primroses are spring flowering hybrids in a variety of colours that are often sold as potted plants in spring.