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Wanda Primrose

Primula 'Wanda'

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Wanda Primrose (Primula 'Wanda') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Wanda Primrose flowers

Wanda Primrose flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Wanda Primrose (Primula 'Wanda') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Wanda Primrose in bloom

Wanda Primrose in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  7 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  English Primrose

Group/Class:  Wanda Supreme Mix

Description:

Wanda supreme mixture features fantastic clusters of blooms in wine red, yellow, blue, pink bicolor, purple, rose, pink and white; all above deep green foliage for wonderful contrast; a colorful display in a border or container planting

Ornamental Features

Wanda Primrose features delicate clusters of white star-shaped flowers with creamy white overtones and yellow eyes rising above the foliage from early to late spring. Its crinkled oval leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Wanda Primrose is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Wanda Primrose is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Wanda Primrose will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 9 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 7 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Wanda Primrose is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features