Primroses are beautiful flowers!

Their Latin name is Primula, a genus that includes all types of hybrid plants such as the Cowslip and Polyanthus.

They are lovely plants, easy to grow and they flower over a long period of time during winter and spring, often when other flowers have not yet come into bloom.

Did you know that these flowers are edible? You can use the flowers to decorate cakes!

They grow well in well-draining moist soil and in sheltered places too. One important tip, every two to three years, raise the plants with a spade and split them to create new plants. This will create new plants to have in your garden or share with neighbours and it also helps the plants bloom better.