Plant Care Common Primrose

Common Primrose

4.6 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Common Primrose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Common Primrose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Common Primrose

Primrose is an herbaceous perennial that has fragrant, showy pale yellow to cream-colored flowers. It prefers cool summers and will need protection from the hot afternoon sun in the southeast. Primroses can be used along ponds or streams, in woodland gardens, borders or in containers.

Taxonomy

Primula vulgaris
Primula
Primulaceae
Ericales

How to care for Common Primrose

Water

How often to water your Common Primrose

Water needs for Common Primrose
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Primrose needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Common Primrose

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Common Primrose in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Primrose: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Common Primrose may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Common Primrose

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Primrose: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Primrose after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Common Primrose is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Common Primrose

Common Primrose

Common Primrose


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Common Primrose has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Common Primrose has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Common Primrose has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Common Primrose has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Common Primrose has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Common Primrose has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Brandylvsplants avatar
@Brandylvsplants
leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 6,167 XP
05/29/2022

Not sure yet...may have come with spider mites, so that’s annoying 😖

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Eliz avatar
@Eliz
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 708 XP
globe London, England
09/17/2021

Hella difficult to bring it back to its beauty once you lose the track of it ..

Kiwingelle avatar
@Kiwingelle
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 1,611 XP
04/14/2021

Needs lots of water and will tell you. Comes back from wilt within hours of being watered

Survivor Survivor

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