Care and Cultivation

There are over 450 species of Primula growing wild in very different conditions in many parts of the world, from English meadows to high mountain caves in Afghanistan or Yemen.  Some scale the Himalayas while others are warmed by the sub-tropical heat of southern China.  Nevertheless, one quality that makes this genus attractive to gardeners and collectors is that many, perhaps most of them are amenable to garden or greenhouse cultivation.

This section presently contains information on growing the popular Auriculas and Gold Laced Polyanthus, both of which have been bred for centuries in Europe.  However, this section will be undergoing expansion.  If you have some tips, we would love to hear about your experiences in growing any kind of Primula.  Please send your article, however short, to ed****@am*********************.com.