Oxlip primrose

Primula elatior

Oxlip primrose, Primula elatior, Plant Select
Oxlip primrose, Primula elatior, Plant Select
This charming but tough primrose is more persistent and tolerates more heat and drought than most of its kin. Clusters of soft yellow flowers, often fragrant, rise above pale green rosettes of foliage in spring attracting bees. This is the true wild form rarely found in the trade.

Tips from the pros: Cut back finished flower stalks in late spring and remove any tattered leaves to refresh the appearance.
Plant Type Petites
Height 8-12 inches
Width 12-16 inches
Flowering Season April to May
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Shade, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-8
Soil Type any soil, clay-tolerant
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2013
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived perennial if growing conditions are correct.
Elevation Guide Up to 7500 ft.