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Double Flowered Primrose 'Dawn Ansell'


Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Primula (PRIM-yew-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dawn Ansell


Alpines and Rock Gardens


Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly





Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Freeland, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 24, 2013, mehitabel45 from Whidbey Island, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I got this in May at the Master Gardener sale. It was in full bloom and just lovely, looking like tiny rosa rugosa.
It only took them 2 nights to climb the stairs to get the blossoms on it. Definitely a window box plant for next year. Beautiful foliage, that the slugs/snails don't crave as much as the blossoms. (White is their favorite color. Ask me how I know.)


On Apr 8, 2004, Baa wrote:

A hybrid cultivar with a similar growing habit to one of it's ancestors, Primula vulgaris-Primrose.

Has rosettes of dark green, wrinkled and veined leaves. Bears small, double, white, gives the appearance of tiny rosebuds. Has a very faint scent. This cultivar also has a tendancy for a collar of enlarged leafy bracts sometimes known as 'Jack-in-the-green' in Primulas.

Flowers repeatedly but mainly February to April

Loves a moist but well-drained, leafy, neutral to acid soil in sun to light shade.

The plant is very hardy but the blooms spoil in wet weather.

May be subject to snail and slug damage.