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Will primroses grow in full shade?

Hi

We have got a very shady bank on the side of the house where it doesn't get direct sunlight at all. Can I can primroses there? thank you for your adviseimage

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,136

    In my experience primroses will cope with shade during the summer, but do like some sunlight in the spring when they flower.  

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  • Hi, if it helps my polyanthus have flowered better in the shade. Primroses might be different so take Dove's advice. Just thought I'd mention the polyanthus

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,848

    They seed themselves in totally shaded areas and put up with that. I think deciduous shade is best though

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,136
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    ............... I think deciduous shade is best though

    That's what  meant image

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,288

    driving around Devon / Cornwall, I see lots of primroses in flower in hedgerows with high trees overhead, which must be in total shade once the trees above them come into leaf. So I'd say , yes, they'll grow in shade.

    Devon.
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..mine are growing north facing... and flowering..get a bit of dappled sunlight only.... I prefer to see them on a sunny bank though and might move mine later...

  • They do in my garden.... 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,136
    Hostafan1 wrote (see)

    driving around Devon / Cornwall, I see lots of primroses in flower in hedgerows with high trees overhead, which must be in total shade once the trees above them come into leaf. So I'd say , yes, they'll grow in shade.

    I agree, but I think they need sunlight in the spring to flower - that's why they're a plant of deciduous woodland and hedgerows.

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  • Thank you all. I have planted some primroses and polyanthus and will see how they cope!

     

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