This method can be practised to keep most cultivated descendants of Primula vulgaris
and its alpine cousin, Primula juliae, in vigorous growth indefinitely.
A big mistake is made between pot primroses, which I reckon are sold as short-term self-destruct plants, and the good old primula vulgaris
, or common primrose, that was found in our hedgerows many years ago.
ONE of the most beautiful plants in the world is our common native primrose, primula vulgaris
has a special association with this festival, when little bunches of them are tied with soft wool and presented as gifts or love tokens.
The same method can be practised to keep most cultivated descendants of Primula vulgaris
and its close alpine cousin, Primula juliae, in vigorous growth indefinitely.
Polyanthus came about from crossing the common primrose, primula vulgaris
, with the cowslip, primula veris, and from such humble beginnings has come a wide range of cultivars with colours ranging from whites through to dark reds which almost appear black .
A native of Britain and Europe, the primrose, Primula vulgaris
, being early flowering, was considered the harbinger of spring, the name derived from the Latin for "first rose".