Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Primula

Specie: P. acaulis


English Name:


Common Name:

English Primrose, Common Primrose

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Primulaceae

Name in English: Primrose

The Plant

Origin: western and southern Europe

Growth Habit: low, herbaceous, perennial, evergreen: clump-forming

Flower:round in various cluster forms, fragrant

Blooming Period: spring

Leaf: basal rosette, crenate to dentate margin, veined light-dark green


indoor or outdoor, lasts 2-3 weeks or more depending on use / in or out

Care and Handling

Soil: quality general purpose soil

Amount of water: moist - well drained soil

Nutrition: Feed monthly , discontinue in cold

Special handling: likes light shade, flowers can be purple, yellow, red, pink, or white. Generally, they prefer filtered sunlight.

Special feature/remarks:

Primrose from Old French and Latin meaning "first rose" . Both flowers and leaves are edible.