Name: Hybrid Primroses
Type of Plant: These gift plants are widely sold at this time of year to remind us that spring is coming. They are bred for compact size and brightly colored, cheerful flowers.
Why I Love This Plant: I love these plants because they are happiness with leaves. The yellow flowers are fragrant, and many of them have centers that are shaped like stars. I love that they come in clear colors of blue, yellow, white and pink, all with yellow centers.
A Word to the Wise: To keep your cheerful primrose blooming for a few weeks indoors, be sure to have it in a very bright location, and don’t let the soil dry out. Remove any decorative foil or take it out of the fancy pot it came in that doesn’t have drainage holes – these plants need good drainage. They also appreciate cooler temperatures, so keep your plant away from the radiators and other heat sources.
Unlike other varieties of Primula, these are not bred to be long-lasting perennials. Yes, you can try planting them outside in the spring, but be sure to plant them in part shade and a moist location because they are not heat or drought tolerant.