Alphabetical Plant Listing

Types of Primulas for your Garden (Primroses)

Primroses, Polyanthus primulas, Double Primulas, Border Auriculas, Garden Auriculas, Alpine Auriculas, Candelabra Primulas, Bog Garden Primulas, Belled Primulas


Lifting our spirits with their bright colors in the first months of the year, Primulas, also known as Primroses, belong to a huge genus of more than 430 species. Hardy, these cheerful perennials provide a wide range of sizes, shapes and come in almost every color imaginable. They range from tiny rock garden plants to statuesque candelabras.

  • Happy in a wide range of conditions, they are relatively easy to grow and are not fussy, as long as they are given some shade and average well-drained soils.
  • Depending on varieties, Primulas bloom from early spring to late summer. Growing different primrose varieties would greatly extend their floral display in your yard - up to 6 months of brilliant colors!
  • Adaptable and versatile, there are Primulas for every type of gardens, including urban gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, woodland gardens, bog gardens. They also can be grown in containers.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
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