…bringing Primula enthusiasts together since 1941.

The full name of our organization is ‘The American Primrose, Primula, and Auricula Society’, commonly referred to as ‘The American Primrose Society’.

We are an international group of Primula enthusiasts who live not only in North America but also in many other parts of the world. Some members are academics with special expertise in the genus Primula; some are collectors and hybridizers; others are general gardeners who are fascinated by the wide variety of primulas available.  With more than 450 species ranging from tiny European alpines to the stately ‘candelabras’ of Asia, there is a Primula for everyone.

We have information available here for every level of gardener. And, of course, if you’d like to Join Us, we’d be happy to have you.


All parts of the 2018-19 Seed Exchange/Surplus/Lucky Dip are now closed.

A huge Thank You to everyone who participated!

The 2019 APS NATIONAL SHOW is Coming Soon!

Click for information on 2019 NE ShowEvents and Registration

2019 Show NE Benching and Rules

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
Friday and Saturday, May 3, 4


Self-scheduled tours of Bruce Lockhart’s garden and greenhouse, Petersham MA

Seed and Plant Sales in the Orangerie: Primula and companion plants from specialty nurseries and members’ gardens

Matt Mattus’ presentation of “Primulas and Rare Flora of Western China”

Members! Read our latest Quarterly Journal (Winter 2019) here!

Members can also view 11 other most recent issues reserved just for them.

But anyone can read every journal published from 1943 to 2015!

Members, if you need log-in codes, please contact the Webmaster.

Non-members can read the Contents Page and a message from the board in the current issue


Did you know that you can renew online?  Simply click the link below.


OR you can renew your membership as our NEW Worldwide Digital membership for only US$25: You receive the same Seed Exchange privileges and the same Members-Only website access, but instead of receiving a paper Quarterly, you can read the latest digital issue on the website or download it to read on your computer/tablet!

Just choose WORLDWIDE DIGITAL ONE YEAR option instead of your Region.

2019 APS Calendar Now Available!

Following the success of the 2018 calendar, we are happy to announce that the 2019 calendar is now available to you for download!  We would appreciate a donation to the Society ($5 suggested) to help us continue to bring you new content like this.