Primroses are some of the most colorful perennials for shady spots, and the Elites bloom over a long period! From early spring through early summer, mounds of deep green foliage come alive with masses of flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, yellow or white. Exceptionally hardy, and carefree: just plant in moist, well-drained, average to rich soil for years of enjoyment. 8-12" tall and 10-12" across. Zones 5-8. Ships in 3" pots. Primula polyanthus Elite Hybrids. Partial to Full Shade. Deer tend to avoid.
Botanical Name: Primula x polyanthus Elite Hybrids
Common Name: Polyantha Primrose
Sun Exposure: Shade/Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 8 - 12"
Spread: 10 - 12"
Spacing: 10 - 12"
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 (-30 degrees F)
Flowering Date: Early spring to early summer.
Blooms With: Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: The large prolific clusters of blooms. One of the most colorful perennials for shady sites.
Flower Color: Multiple colors that include Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple, White or orange.
Flower Form: 2 1/2 - 3" flowers form terminal clusters 6-8" across with a yellow center.
Foliage Type: Forms basal rosettes of oval to lance shaped leaves that are medium green.
Resistance: Good to P & D problems
Pruning: Not necessary
Soil Requirement: Deep rich, humus enriched soil that is moisture retentive
Additional Information: If planted in too dense of shade will not flower properly.
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