Purple-pink flowers open on short stems above rosettes of fleshy, hairy, sharply-toothed leaves in early spring. These lovely primulas grow in the Alps and Pyrenees at heights up to 12,000 feet. This is the true wild species from which so many different cultivars have been developed.
Primula seeds may be sown in good light conditions at any time onto a loam-based compost, barely cover so that around 50% are still visible. We never use artificial heat, primulas are COOL germinators! As a rule best temperatures are usually between 10 and 15 degrees C. (e.g. a cool greenhouse or northerly window sill) PLEASE NOTE: Temperatures exceeding 15 C can prevent germination, and above 20 C expect very little germination as seeds can go dormant as a protective measure. Germination can take up to 6 weeks, but sometimes takes much longer.