…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 & 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.


The APS Seed Exchange is now OPEN!

Review the Ordering Instructions and check out the Seed List

IF you are already logged into the website when you go to Checkout, your contact information should pre-fill the Checkout form.

If you are not logged in, you can simply type in your contact information.



It’s that time again!

Please remember to renew your Membership

Click here to renew

and maybe gift a Membership to a friend?



Autumn 2019 Quarterly available now

Members! Read our 12 latest Quarterly Journals here!

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

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

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

The 2019/20 Seed Exchange List

will be posted in mid-December.
Links and lists will be updated as available.
It’s still not too late to send in your seed!
(Go to Seed Exchange > How to Donate Seed)

The 2020 National Show

will be held in Portland, Oregon April 11th and 12th
in conjunction with the Horlandia Plant Sale
sponsored by The Hardy Plant Society of Oregon.
More details to come!

Primula Growers!  Please save your seed for the next Seed Exchange

(Go to Seed Exchange > How to Donate Seed)

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