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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.
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 0 ft. 9 in. (0.23 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
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
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.