Primula ‘Guinevere’

Guinevere primrose

Outstanding Qualities

This pretty in pink primrose with bronze foliage is beautiful and long lived. Established clumps of Primula 'Guinevere' march slowly outward and can make patches two feet in diameter. They are wonderful combined with other spring flowering perennials like Wood anemones or Anemone nemorosa, Lathrus vernus, and Omphalodes cappidocica for lovely carpets of spring ephemerals in March and April.

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: silver, gold, purple

Great Color Partners: bronze, dark green

Culture Notes

This primrose grows best in open to light shade and protected from hot afternoon sun. Grow it in rich moist to well-drained soil, although it can tolerate sand and clay if the site is moist. It is a heavy feeder and fills in quickly with a yearly application of fertilizer. Slugs can damage the early flowers and foliage; use controls in late winter to prevent damage. It responds well to regular dividing and should be divided every three to four years for the best flowering and most vigorous plants. The best time to divide most primroses is in autumn through winter.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones to

Flower Color: pink

Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade

Water Requirements: if the site is not wet or moist, water frequently