Flowers of Primula Plant - P. Pruhonicensis Hybrids.

What You Need to Know About the Primula Plant – P. Pruhonicensis Hybrids

This group covers a vast number of hybrids of garden origin, produced by interbreeding several species, includ­ing P. elatior, P. juliae, P. veris, and P. vulgaris. The flowers may be prim­rose-type with single blooms on short stalks, or polyanthus-type with clus­ters of flowers on longer, stout, hairy stalks.

All have a rosette of oval, heavily-veined, mid-green leaves, and the flowers are produced in shades of white, yellow, pink, orange, red, or blue, usually with a yellow eye, in late winter and spring. They can be placed individually, grouped together for a splash of color, or used to add short-term color to a more permanent foliage arrangement.

Size: Height up to 8 in. (20 cm).

Light: Cool light.

Temperature: Keep cool; 50—55°F (10—12°C).

Moisture: Keep thoroughly moist.

Feeding: Provide standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks.

Propagation: Sow seed in summer.

Special needs: Unlike the tender indoor primulas, the polyanthus group can be planted outdoors when flowering has finished: most are frost hardy and will continue flowering for many years. Choose a lightly shaded position and keep well watered until they are established.