Himalayan Meadow Primrose - Plant

Primula rosea 
Himalayan Meadow Primrose

A gorgeous plant for the ponds edge!

Such a lovely primrose with delightful, brightly coloured (pinkish red) flowers. Very popular and sure to be admired when the flowers appear early in spring. The flowers are often in bloom before the leaves appear. This decorative plant from the Himalayas, is used here along the edge of streams and ponds in our gardens and in marshland, but can actually thrive in a pretty border too. This spring flowering plant will immediately add colour to your pond or stream edge early in spring - a nice welcome of colour after a bleak winter and is therefore appreciated for that reason.
Primula (Primrose) is classified under Primulaceae.
This is a pond edge plant and must not be planted under water.
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  • Planting
  • Plant Primula rosea immediately upon receipt, into the garden. Choose a nice sunny spot, or part shade, in moisture retaining soil. The planting distance should be 15 cm apart. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting.
    This primula looks great with other low growing plants at the edge of the pond or in borders.
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  • Care
  • Primula rosea is a perennial that will flower again every year. Water sparingly but don't allow it to quite dry out. Feed regularly when in flower. Snip off overblown flower stems entirely to encourage reflowering. You can get several flower stems per plant. If the soil is too wet in the winter the plant will not be happy so ensure good drainage
    Primulas continue happily growing after flowering in summer, but they are then preparing for winter so will be dormant by the end of summer.
    Primula rosea in the winter
    Primrose foliage stays on the plant in the winter but there’s a risk that if the frost is too severe
    it will turn brown. If planted in the garden, cover the plants with a mulch of leaf litter or straw for the winter. The plant is perfectly hardy but giving a little help won't hurt.
    If potted up, you're best bet is to store the plant in its pot, in the light and frost-free. This pink primrose will then need less watering but don't allow it to dry out entirely.
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  • Specifics
  • Primula rosea flowers in the spring with lovely little flowers. These flowers are clustered on the stem and mostly appear before the foliage is visible. Very popular due to early flowering and such strong flower colour.
    Primula rosea grows wild in humus rich and moisture retaining soil in the mountains of Asia, from Afghanistan across to Nepal.
    Primula is classified under Primulaceae.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Primula rosea 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Color Pink
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
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