Alps, Apennines, Carpathians.
Sunset zones: 1-10,12-24.
USDA zones: 3-8.
Height: 8 inches (20 cm).
Width: 10 inches (25 cm).
Yellow to almost white centers, and plum to burgundy petals.
Evergreen, oval, toothed gray-green leaves forming a rosette.
Full sun to partial shade.
Moist, humus rich, neutral soil; will also thrive in heavy moisture retentive clay.
Side dress with compost and a complete organic fertilizer in spring.
Sow seed and keep at 64-71°F (18-22°C) for 2-4 weeks, then move to temperatures at 24-39°F (-4 to +4°C) for 4-6 weeks. | Divide in early spring.
Rainy Side Notes
I bought these from a plant sale at the end of the day. I couldn't believe these were overlooked and no one realized what a gem of a primrose these were. They have faithfully come back every year and are easy to grow in a raised bed.
Photographed in author's garden.