In the spring when these delicate flowers appear, my garden is illuminated. For a long time people have allocated Primrose (Primula) among many beautiful plants. This is surprising when we recall that most of primulas are modest little plants with small flowers. According to the Old Norse sagas, these primrose flowers are the keys of the Goddess of Fertility, which she opens the spring.
Most of primulas grow wild in Asia, the Himalayas and western China, in wet areas, along the banks of mountain streams and springs. Primroses grow and thrive in such a harsh environment, where other plants can't grow.
Primula has solitary flowers in some species, or the flowers may be collected in inflorescence in other varieties, they are of different colors, monochromatic as well as bi-color, often with the center. Usually primroses bloom in early spring.
For years some species of primulas have been grown indoors as potted plants. Currently it is primula common grown and sold in small containers or baskets.
Moist, well-drained soil that's what they need. I planted the first primroses near the rhododendrons.
Especially primrose requires a lot of moisture in the spring. At this time in the mountains, where they came from, the snow melts and the plants are literally swimming in the water, so they are not afraid of cold spring water.
I love that the primrose does not require much care. The soil should always be moist and friable. In soft ground the roots of young rosettes grow faster. I fertilize my primroses three times in the summer, with other plants.
Most primulas are hardy, they rarely freeze and keep decorative effect even with minimal care.