Bee's primrose Primula beesiana (Pf)

Bee's primrose


P. beesiana is a deciduous perennial forming a flat rosette of light green, crinkly leaves to 20cm long, with erect, mealy stems bearing several whorls of yellow-eyed, purple flowers in late spring and early summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Bee's primrose

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    None required

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in containers in an open frame, as soon as ripe or in late winter or early spring. Divide between autumn and early spring. Root basal cutting or offsets in autumn or early spring. Take root cuttings when dormant in winter

  • insectPests

    Prone to aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, leaf hoppers, vine weevil, slugs

  • microbeDiseases

    May suffer from a virus, primula brown core and grey mould (botrytis)