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Which primula/primrose is this?

newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,802
Please identify this plant. It self seeds and can grow in sun or shade. I would love to get more seeds of it.

South West London


  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,605
    Primula vulgaris, wild form.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,299
    You can divide that clump into lots of plants which will soon bulk up. And harvesting and growing seed is easy according to Carol Klein - see
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,987
    It will seed all over the place if  it's happy. Have a look around you'll probably find lots of seedlings which you can move. But I wouldn't move them somewhere dry or hot. I'd leave them to sort that one out for themselves. I have plenty self seeders in dry sunny areas.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,802
    Thank you. I will look out for seedlings and will try to harvest and sow seeds. 
    South West London
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,579
    Leave them to look after themselves and I’m sure they self seed well. I have just been for a little wander around the garden and counted 370 primroses in flower and there are probably as many again that are understudies, waiting in the wings.
    Rutland, England
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    Same here @BenCotto ... they seem best left to their own devices .., they seem to have been managing on their own in the wild since not long after the last Ice Age ... apparently 😎 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,614
    Very timely post. I was about to ask how to increase my population of wild primroses. Plenty already, but would be very happy to have more, especially on the steep bank behind the house.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,913
    Further to my post above, I split big clumps but I don’t ‘look after’ seedlings ... they manage by themselves. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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