Here at Clifton Nurseries we love all plants, but at different times of the year there's often one plant that just has to take centre stage in our gardens, pots and planters. In our new Plant of the Month series we highlight just a few of these key players.
Our Plant of the Month for March is the bright and cheerful Primrose. Put your sunglasses on and plant yourself a rainbow for Spring!
Primroses are part of the Primula family, with the name coming from the Latin word 'primus' which means 'first' - the first flowers to appear in the Spring. We all love a blast of colour after the cold winter months and Primroses definitely provide that.
Available in a wide range of colours, sizes and forms, Primroses are suitable for use in garden beds and borders, for naturalizing areas of the lawn, or for brightening up pretty much any pot or container.
Thriving in sun or part-shade in well-drained soil, Primroses benefit from thorough watering and light applications of plant food throughout the growing season. To keep them looking their best simply remove any dead leaves and dead flowers and protect them from slugs and snails.
Whatever your colour scheme, whatever your style, and whatever size your garden, Primroses provide the perfect start to Spring.