This primrose is quite like a lollipop when it blooms. The tiny flowers are tightly arranged on an orb about 2 inches in diameter and 6 inches above the foliage. Generally, the blooms are lilac to lavender in color, but white, purple, carmine, and pink are also sometimes available. This easy and robust primrose will bring a burst of color to the spring garden.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: chartreuse, cream, orange, red
Great Color Partners: blue, bronze, silver, violet, white
Culture NotesPlant these primroses in light to open shade. For the best growth a soil that is rich would be ideal, although clay or sand would be fine as well. These plants will tolerate, indeed, require constant moisture so they actually thrive in moist or wet sites. Water regularly or frequently, especially if the soil is well-drained or dries out quickly. If given the right conditions, these plants will self-sow prolifically creating a vivid multitude of flowers. However, they generally do not spread beyond into drier areas.
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Plant Type: upright perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 1 ft. 0 in. (0.30 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 2 to 9
Flower Color: lavender, purple, rose, white
Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade
Water Requirements: frequent to regular watering