Common Primrose Seeds - Burgundy Bicolor
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 4 - 6 inches
Bloom Season: Fall & Winter
Bloom Color: Burgundy
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Humus rich, pH 6.0 - 7.2
Latin Name: Primula Acaulis
Common Primrose (Primula Acaulis Danova Burgundy Bicolor) - The Danova series includes both the original solid-color varieties and the bicolor primulas formerly marketed as the Bicolor series. This flowering burgundy primrose is the bicolor variety. Well matched in flowering time and habit. Early to mid-season type, with 2 to 2 1/2 inch blooms held close to the foliage on compact plants which only grow 4 - 6 inches tall.
Sow Primrose seeds indoors in late fall or early winter. Use starter trays and a peaty starter mix. Press the Primula Acaulis seeds into the starter mix but do not cover the flower seeds. Light is beneficial for germination. After the Primrose seedlings get their second or third leaves they can be transplanted to a protected outdoor seedbed or individual pots. Plant out in late winter or early spring. When planting Common Primrose into its permanent place, amend the garden soil with plenty of peat moss and use a slow release fertilizer. Space the Primrose plants 8 inches apart in a partially shaded setting.
Primroses are native to both Europe and Asia, but are quite common in the American garden.
Showy Flowers and Foliage!
How to Grow
Sow these seeds indoors in late fall or early winter, using seeds trays with a starter mix. Press seeds into the soil, but do not cover: light is needed for germination. Keep seeds moist until germination. Once seedlings develop two or three true leaves they can be transplanted to a protected outdoor seedbed or individual pots: this is best in late winter or early spring. When planting primrose in its final location, amend the soil with plenty of peat moss and use a slow-release fertilizer. Space plants 8 inches apart in a partially shaded area.
- Environment: full sun to partial shade
- Soil: humus rich w' pH 6.0-7.2
- Sowing rate: 4 seeds per plant
This Common Primrose (also known as English Primrose) is a flowering annual plant that grows in USDA zones 4 through 8.
- Bloom color: burgundy
- Bloom season: fall & winter
- Plant height: 4-6 inches