Primula vulgaris flore plena ‘April Rose’ –
Double rose-like flowers put on a show through spring. Primula vulgaris flore plena ‘April Rose’ enjoys a moist, shady spot.
Primulas are generally pretty low maintenance, meaning you don’t have to spend a lot of energy having to prune and care for it. You just have to water them regularly, keep the soil enriched, and remove dried or dead leaves occasionally. If you live in a dry climate where summer and spring are very hot, mulching might be of benefit because this will maintain moisture in the soil and keep the roots cool.
Botanical name meaning
The scientific name Primula is derived from the Latin word primus – “prime” while ‘vulgaris’ means “common”, referring to the fact that the plant is widespread.
– Height with flowers: 20cm approx.
– Width: 20cm approx.
– Position: Deep Shade, Dappled Sunlight.
– Soil: Well Drained but isn’t too fussy on soil type.
– Fragrance: Scented blooms.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Easy, low maintenance plant.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Usually left alone by these nibbling pests.
– Origin: The common primrose is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, which is native to Western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, also parts of South-west Asia.