2018 has been a very good year for Primroses and Primula. The cool, wet spring and occasional bursts of sunshine have played their part.
Reason for Popularity
- Over many years there have been incremental improvements in breeding and cross pollination of varieties.
- Gardeners have a wider choice of colour, form and more reliable vigor.
- Retail has hit the mass market with most supermarkets and many other stores having a primula offering.
- Cost has been reasonable and it is easy to maintain plants from year to year.
The Primulaceae Family
- Primrose is the common name for Primula vulgaris
- Primula vulgaris subsp. sibthorpii is the base for coloured primroses mainly in reds and pinks
- Cowslip is the common name for Primula veris
- Polyanthus, are a cross between P. vulgaris x P. veris creating multi-coloured strains of longer stemmed flower heads.