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Primrose Seeds - Crown Mixture

Botanical - Primulaceae


Seed Count:
80 Seeds
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80 Seeds.

Other Names - Primrose…

This open pollinated winter hardy perennial, Primula Crown Mixed has a compact habit and produces large colourful blooms. This is a superb variety for growing in containers and for adding colour to the flower beds.

  • Winter hardy.
  • Dwarf, compact habit.
  • Ideal for the flower beds and containers.

Suitable For - Rock gardens, pot plants, bedding plants, low maintenance gardens, containers

Sowing Months - March - July

Flowering Months - March - May

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility the plants will benefit from having a good amount of organic matter such as well rotted manure, leaf mould or compost adding to the soil a few weeks before planting. If the soil is a heavy clay add some course grit to the soil to improve drainage. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial Soil type Moist but well drained, rich, moisture retentive soil
Type   Distance between plants 25 cm
Position Sun or semi shade Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 10 - 20 cm Germination Temperature 14 to 18℃
Average spread 30 cm Days to germination 14 - 30+ days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow primula seeds on the surface of damp compost in trays, modules or pots.
Cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost or vermiculite. Do not exclude light as this will help germination, however avoid direct sunlight.
Place the container in a clear polythene bag and seal or if preferred place in a propagator. High temperatures can hinder germination.
When the seeds start to germinate move to an area with a reduced temperature and good daylight. Protect from frost.
As soon as the young seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 -10 cm pots.
Grow on in a cool frost free location.
Plant out when the plants are growing strong.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out to reduce shock.
If after 25 days the seeds have not germinated, place the tray in a fridge for 2 - 3 weeks before re-locating in a warm place again. This should simulate a cold wintery spell and will jump start the seeds into germination.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.

Growing On

The newly planted primrose's will need to be watered frequently until well established.
Dead-head any fading blooms to encourage more to grow.
Water well in dry weather especially container grown plants.
The plants will benefit from having a generous layer of mulch adding to the surrounding soil in early spring and autumn.


Primrose's can be short lived perennials. To keep the plants productive and to avoid overcrowding, lift and divide the plants every 2 - 3 years in early spring.

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