Gold Lace Primula 'Gold Laced Group - Polyanthus Group'


Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Laced Group - Polyanthus Group


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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Dark Purple/Black

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Albany, California

Castro Valley, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

Essex Junction, Vermont

Kalama, Washington

Puyallup, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 12, 2010, Sfmo from San Francisco, CA wrote:

Small and delicate primula. Prefer more shade, evenly moist soil. Early spring blooming in CA. Cut die flowers stem back for repeating blooming.


On Aug 30, 2002, Baa wrote:

A striking group of cultvars in the Polyanthus Group.

Has ovate, mid-green leaves sometimes with a reddish tint. Bears deep red to almost black flowers with a clear gold eye. Each petal has a clear gold edging.

Flowers mainly March-May but sometimes is a repeat bloomer.

Needs constantly moist but well-drained soil in light shade but will tolerate some sun if the soil never dries out.

Primulas tend to cross pollinate freely, so seed may not come true but will occasionally pass on the edging to it's seedlings.