Candelabra primrose, Primula prolifera in flower.

Primula prolifera

Candelabra primula

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Primula prolifera
  • Common name: Candelabra primula
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Primula prolifera is a native of the Himalayas and an elegant candelabra primrose producing tall stems bearing bright yellow flowers, in late spring and early summer.

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As one of the tallest candelabra primula species, Primula prolifera makes a bold addition to a bog garden or planted near a pond or stream. Its leaves are evergreen, helping to add a dash of extra colour in the winter months. Will gently self-seed if growing in favourable conditions.

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For best results, grow Primula prolifera in full sun or partial shade in consistently moist soil. Primula prolifera holds the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Primula prolifera

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / boggy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Primula prolifera and wildlife

Primula prolifera is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Primula prolifera poisonous?

Primula prolifera is harmful if ingested and causes an upset stomach.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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