Common Primrose Seeds - Sunrise
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 5 - 6 inches
Bloom Season: Winter, early Spring
Bloom Color: Yellow, orange
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
Common Primrose (Primula Acaulis Primlet Sunrise) - These mounded plants have yellow/orange flowers which look like bouquets of fragrant mini-roses with semi-double blooms. Long-lasting as an indoor house plant; otherwise, typically grown as an annual. Good for pots, borders, woodland settings, edges and windowsills. Low maintenance & frost tolerant and loves to attracts butterflies.
Sow Primrose seeds indoors in late fall or early winter. Use starter trays and a peaty starter mix. Press the Primula 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 German 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.