THREE VARIETIES OF PRIMROSE:
- Common Primrose- low growing with flowers growing through center. Has dark “eye” color in center
- Fairy Primrose- tiny flowers on tall stems
- Obonica Primroses- tall flower clusters medium sized flowers
IF YOU ARE GROWING THEM INDOORS:
- Cool temperatures indoors (55-65 degrees)
- They do not like heaters or dry air.
- Keep the soil consistently moist
- Bright light but no direct sun
- A plant light will prolong blooms
- Water from below (put water in saucer)
- Water from above by lifting leaves and watering soil directly (trim bottom leaves touching the soils)
- Wet moss and place on soil to create humid environment
MULTIPLING THE FLOWERS:
Primroses grow in clusters that spread. The Easiest and most successful way to multiply primroses are through division. Divide the clusters after they finish blooming like this
- Remove primrose from pot
- Divide plant into smaller sections with roots attached
- Cut top of leaves and trim roots if needed
- Place in well-draining moist potting soil
HOW LONG WILL BLOOMS LAST?
OUTDOORS - 6 to 10 weeks depending on weather conditions outdoors
INDOORS - Enjoy flowers for 4 weeks and plant them outdoors when the ground thaws for another round of blooms in the spring
HOW SOON WILL ROOTS FORM?
- 3-4 Weeks