English primrose

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Synonyms for English primrose

plant of western and southern Europe widely cultivated for its pale yellow flowers

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English primroses are those brightly colored flowers in red, pink, blue, purple, and white growing out of rosettes of sea-green lettuce leaves at shady entrances to upscale commercial buildings.
English primroses are perennials (or cool-season annuals in hot summer areas).
Usually when people say flowers, they mean the flashy sort you get with annuals like pansies, snapdragons and English primroses.
Brighten up the garden by setting out frost-hardy English primroses and pansies in beds or frost-proof containers.
Add small mums and kalanchoe, or substitute english primroses or Rieger begonias.
Around Thanksgiving, English primroses - in red, yellow, blue, purple and white - make their grand entrance into the garden.
Plants are often sold simply as English primroses, fairy primroses, or obconicas.
This time of year, for example, someone who has never gardened before will see a beautiful planting of English primroses (Primula polyantha) - those shade-loving bedding plants with brilliant yellow, red, pink, blue and white flowers - and long to see them on both sides of his front steps.