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Polyanthus Primrose, English Primrose
Scientific Name: Primula polyantha Mill.
Family: Primulaceae
Polyanthus Primrose, English Primrose (Primula  polyantha) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-10, 12-24
USDA: 5-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Winter growing in Phoenix, killed by the heat

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Perennial, grown as annual in Phoenix, rosette 10 inches wide (25 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep soil moist

Propagation: Seeds and root divisions

Polyanthus Primrose, English Primrose (Primula  polyantha)

Cultural Practices:
Primroses like acid soil, rich in organic matter. Peat moss is a good additive, and should be used to fortify your soil before planting them.

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