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Primula Seeds - Vulgaris

Botanical - Primulaceae


Seed Count:
50 Seeds
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50 Seeds.

Other Names - Common Primrose, English Primrose, Native Primrose…

Primula Vulgaris is one of the earliest to grow and most welcomed flowers of spring. This rosette forming perennial produces buttery yellow coloured flowers with darker eyes. Primroses prefer to grow under shade and grow well under shrubs, in hedges and woodlands.

  • One of the first flowers of spring.
  • RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
  • Award winner - RHS AGM Award.

Suitable For - Herbaceous borders, under shrubs, pot plants, house plants, rock gardens, containers, woodland gardens, hedges

Sowing Months - February - June

Flowering Months - March - June

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 Thrives in heavy, moist but well drained, rich, moisture retentive soil dislikes waterlogged, sandy soils
Type   Distance between plants 25 cm
Position Dappled shade Sowing depth Surface
Average height 15 - 20 cm Germination Temperature 15 to 19℃
Average spread 35 cm Days to germination 10 - 30+ days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly Yes
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner Yes

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow primula seeds on the surface of damp compost in trays, modules or pots.
Firm the seeds into the surface of the compost. Do not cover. Do not exclude light as this will help with germination however avoid direct sunlight.
Place 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 reduced temperature and good daylight exposure. 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 and all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out to reduce shock.
If after 25 days the seeds have still 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 should jump start the seeds into germination.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.

Growing On

After planting out, water the plants well until established.
Prevent the roots from drying out by watering regularly in hot dry weather.
The plants will benefit from having a generous layer of mulch adding in the spring and autumn months.


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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