Polyanthus Primrose
Primula x polyantha

Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Species: x polyantha (pol-ee-ANTH-a) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Red

Bright Yellow

Dark Blue

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Citrus Heights, California

Elk Grove, California

San Francisco, California

Santa Clara, California

South China, Maine

Grayling, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan

Big Timber, Montana

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 23, 2013, cinemike from CREZIERES
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

These are really the most ever-faithful of plants. In spite of thriving in moist conditions, they survived two summers of drought-ridden neglect here in central France. I always save the seed of the most interesting variations and grow them on, planting those not needed for the 'display in 'difficult' parts of the garden.

Positive

On Jun 12, 2010, madplan from Big Timber, MT wrote:

I've finally clearly identified my primula polyantha thanks to this site. Mine are 50 + years old, grown originally in my mother's garden. I divided and transplanted them years ago, not knowing their requirements. Thankfully they survived my ignorance and are now happily growing and multiplying in shady moist locations.

Positive

On Aug 30, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Primula polyantha love our cool moist soil in Southcentral Alaska. My white polyantha is one of the first flowers to bloom in my south bed in the spring, and the blooms last for well over a month. Its compact habit and all the wonderful bloom colors make polyantha a delight to grow.