Primrose Plant Care

Every year at this time, we get a lot of questions about the care of primrose plants, which are available around here in January and February.
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The primrose plants most often sold by florists are the polyanthus primula, which is a hybrid variety.

It is a low growing and compact plant that features small, vibrant clusters of flowers that grow from the center of the plant.

Primrose plant care is very easy, if you follow these simple tips.

  • Primroses like cooler conditions and can remain in bloom for weeks if kept at temperatures between 50° to 60° F.
  • Primroses need plenty of moisture but little direct sunlight, making them a great winter blooming plant to enjoy in this area.

If you would like a little more in-depth care information about caring for primroses indoors, here a two resources worth checking out:

Primrose care |®

Care indoors. Keep the plant in bright, indirect sun. Direct sun can scorch the leaves causing dried browned spots. This blooming houseplant will last longer in cooler temperatures (60F). The soil should be well-drained and

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Primrose Flowers – Growing Primrose Plant Indoors – Picture, Care

Showy primrose flowers are available from florists mid-winter and produce bright blooms for several weeks. Primrose plant profile, picture, and care tips.

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More tips and advice on primroses

Here are a couple of other primrose resources I came across that you might enjoy:

How to Care for a Potted Primrose Inside During the Winter

Primroses are small, colorful woodland perennials that last for many years with the right planting and care. These plants bloom in a range of colors and grow best…

Flower Gardens : How to Grow Primrose (Primula)

Primrose, or primula, are plants that can grow in the shade, but require a great deal of moisture. Start primrose flowers in the spring by seed or by division with help from a sustainable gardener in this free video on flower gardening and plant care.

Expert: Yolanda Vanveen
Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is a third-generation flower grower and sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. She is the owner of Filmmaker: Daron Stetner

Primula For All Climates

Nearly every garden, no matter how small, has a spot that receives sun for only an hour or so a day. It may be only a narrow border against the north side of.

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.