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Primula 'Romance' (Primrose)

Primrose 'Romance'


Primula 'Romance' (Primrose) is a short-lived perennial forming a rosette of dark green, attractive leaves, fully covered with large, bright pink, double flowers. Blooming from early to late spring, the ravishing blossoms are adorned with a thin white ribbon at their petal tips, adding definite charm to the plant. Perfect for the front of borders or containers.

  • Grows up to 6-8 in. tall and wide (15-20 cm).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, it is best grown in humus-rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils. Plants will go dormant in hot, dry summer weather unless they are kept well-watered.
  • This plant is very versatile and can be used in beds and borders, cottage gardens, city gardens or in containers. Perfect for underplanting shrubs and roses.
  • A low maintenance plant (cut back after flowering). Watch out for pests such as aphids, leafhoppers, vine weevil, slugs and glasshouse red spider mite. May be subject to grey moulds.
  • Propagate by seed sown in spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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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.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Primula - Primroses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spacing 8" (20cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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