Plant of the week: Primrose
Primroses are herbaceous perennials which are often treated as annuals to add a splash of colour to the garden.
The Primrose name comes from the Latin ‘Primula’, meaning first, because of its early flowering period (late Winter). The brightly coloured clustered flowers grow from a single stem which are coupled with lush green foliage. Growing to a maximum of 25cm in both height and width Primroses pack a lot of colour for a small plant.
Ideally planted in garden beds, borders or containers this clump forming plant can withstand the extreme cold. As well as being very hardy, this strong little plant will thrive in most soil conditions. For best results, plant in a sunny to partial sunned area, do not over water in Winter and remove dead heads and foliage.