Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionBouquet Perfect™ 'Mandarin' primrose (Primula vulgaris) from Proven Winners® Perennials lives up to its name, featuring saturated yellow petals just like a mandarin orange. This compact primrose loves moist soil and part sun/shade, which makes it an excellent choice for growing in a container or adding to a shade garden. The sterile flowers allow them to flower longer than other spring-blooming perennials. Try planting in a window box to add major curb appeal to your home!
Primroses are a perennial favorite with an old-fashioned charm. Their tidy green leaves feature ruffled blooms in early spring, a welcome sight when most of the garden is still dormant. To keep your primroses healthy, it's essential to ensure the soil is moist, as they have shallow roots and thrive in wet or boggy areas. In hotter climates, they may enter dormancy during the summer heat, but rest assured; they will return year after year.
DetailsBotanical name: Primula vulgaris Common name: Primrose Zone: 4-8 Sun exposure: Part sun (4-6 hours) to full shade (<4 hours) Height x width: 5-8” tall x 10-12’ wide Flower color: Gold/Orange Shades Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Spring Bloom time: Early-late Spring Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, heat tolerant, ground covers, deer resistant, container plants, cold tolerant, best for beginners Uses: Container gardening, cottage gardening, edging, ground cover, massing, ornamental, woodland How To GrowSoil: Moist, well-drained soil is best. Primroses cannot handle drought for any sustained period; however, their tight, ground-hugging rosettes of leaves can rot if soil is excessively wet or soggy. Rich, dark soils yield the best results. Light: Partial sun to shade -- Primula will benefit from dappled sun exposure; afternoon shade is imperative in hot summers. Water: Plants will go dormant in hot, dry summer weather unless they are kept well-watered. Mulching will help the soil retain moisture. Spacing: 12 inches Fertilizing: apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired. Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of shredded bark is recommended. Check plants in late winter and remove any ice or snow lingering in the rosette to minimize risk of rot. Maintenance & Pruning: These also make excellent container plants - grow in a pot or windowbox during the spring and then plant in the garden when you turn your containers over to summer annuals.
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This flowers constantly. Since I've planted it has never been without blooms. It struggled a bit at first, but it seems to bounce back quickly!
R.J. (South Carolina)
I love my plant. So far it is blooming pretty yellow flowers.
P.B. (South Carolina)
I am not sure what to say at this point. But, they are okay so far. I think.
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M.C. (North Carolina)
Bouquet Perfect™ 'Mandarin' Primrose
V.P. (New York)
Thought that they would be more orange than yellow.
Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Between being grown in a greenhouse and time in a box during shipping, colors on flowers may not be the exact same as you see in the photos until new buds develop in the outdoor garden. With time, they will bloom the mandarin orange. Happy Gardening!