Floradania.dk: Bring spring into your home

Bring spring into your home

When Christmas and New Year′s celebrations are over, we start longing for colours and new things in our homes in order to mark a new beginning. Create an atmosphere of spring indoor decorating your home with colourful, sweet scented Primulas

Almost all Primulas grow on the Northern hemisphere and are therefore used to our climate which is one of the reasons why it is so versatile and popular in our part of the world. While some Primula varieties thrive best outdoors, Primula vulgaris (Primrose) is so flexible that it can start by pleasing the eye indoors and then be planted out when it has served its purpose indoors.

How to care for Primula
Primulas thrive best out of direct sunlight indoors; if you have a cool place for it, it will last longer. However, if you want a more intense experience here and now with sweet scents, colours and atmosphere at close range, it may be at the expense of its lasting qualities. Ultimately, your experience depends on your preferences. Anyway, always remember to keep your Primulas moderately moist as its flower buds will be affected if you don't.

Wide range of colours and shapes
Primula vulgaris come in numerous lovely, bright colours such as yellow, pink, blue, red and white and are available for consumers already in January. The current trend has increased the demand for white and delicate colours and one of the extremely popular varieties at the moment is the Primula vulgaris variety ′Strawberry Delight′ which is a hit in pale rose.

In addition to the wide Primula colour range, work is also carried out in terms of shapes and sizes, and special plants such as variegated and double-flowering varieties as well as miniature plants are available side by side with the typical range. With Primula vulgaris, you are always certain to find a plant that suits your style, taste and mood to raise your spirits indoors while it is still freezing outdoors.

Caption: Bring spring into your home - ′Strawberry Delight′

Fact box:
Primula comes from the Latin word primus which means "the first". The genus was given its name because Primula plants are some of the first spring harbingers; however, their season covers many months if more varieties are included.



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Primula vulgaris (Primrose)

Place it in a bright, preferably cool position. Water regularly. Can be planted out after flowering.

January - March

Primula malacoides (German primula)

Place it in a bright position or in slight shade. Water moderately; does not tolerate drying out during flowering.

January - March


Primula obconica
(Fairy primrose)

Place it in a bright position, out of direct sunlight. Well suited for planting outdoors.  Water regularly, does not tolerate drying out.

January - February


Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula)

Place it in a bright position, preferably out of direct sunlight. Water regularly; often after it has been planted out.

March - April


Primula rosea (Himalayan meadow primrose)

Place it in a bright position, preferably out of direct sunlight. Water regularly; often after it has been planted out.

March - April


Primula veris (Cowslip)

Can be planted out from early spring. Winter-hardy perennial. Water frequently.

March - April

Fact box:
The Primula genus comprises more than 500 wild growing species. Most of the species grown by Danish nurseries originate from East Asia, Europe, Japan and North America. Well-known Primula vulgaris originates from Western Turkey and Europe while Primula malacoides and obconica originate from China.

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