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15/03/2014 at 18:47

Hi

We have got a very shady bank on the side of the house where it doesn't get direct sunlight at all. Can I can primroses there? thank you for your advise

15/03/2014 at 18:54

In my experience primroses will cope with shade during the summer, but do like some sunlight in the spring when they flower.  

15/03/2014 at 19:07

Hi, if it helps my polyanthus have flowered better in the shade. Primroses might be different so take Dove's advice. Just thought I'd mention the polyanthus

15/03/2014 at 19:18

They seed themselves in totally shaded areas and put up with that. I think deciduous shade is best though

15/03/2014 at 19:38
nutcutlet wrote (see)

............... I think deciduous shade is best though

That's what  meant 

15/03/2014 at 19:50

driving around Devon / Cornwall, I see lots of primroses in flower in hedgerows with high trees overhead, which must be in total shade once the trees above them come into leaf. So I'd say , yes, they'll grow in shade.

15/03/2014 at 20:16

..mine are growing north facing... and flowering..get a bit of dappled sunlight only.... I prefer to see them on a sunny bank though and might move mine later...

15/03/2014 at 20:20

They do in my garden.... 

15/03/2014 at 20:44
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

driving around Devon / Cornwall, I see lots of primroses in flower in hedgerows with high trees overhead, which must be in total shade once the trees above them come into leaf. So I'd say , yes, they'll grow in shade.

I agree, but I think they need sunlight in the spring to flower - that's why they're a plant of deciduous woodland and hedgerows.

15/03/2014 at 20:47

They would grow there I think, be worth giving them a go.

16/03/2014 at 13:46

Thank you all. I have planted some primroses and polyanthus and will see how they cope!

 

16/03/2014 at 21:37

IMHO.  The main requirement for Primulacea is.  Moisture.  Not soaking but moist.

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