Annual Common Primrose Cherry Edge Garden Plant Flower Seeds

Common Primrose Seeds - Cherry

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 8

Height: 4 - 6 inches

Bloom Season: Fall & Winter

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Humus rich, pH 6.0 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Primula Acaulis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 60 - 65F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 30 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 7 - 9 inches

Common Primrose (Primula Acaulis Danova Cherry Edge) - This flowering cherry red primrose only grows 4 - 6 inches tall. Well matched in flowering time and habit. Well suited for bedding, mixed containers and pot plant use. Early to mid-season type, with 2 to 2 1/2 inch blooms held close to the foliage on compact plants.

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.