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Primula ‘Sunshine Susie’
Primula ‘Sunshine Susie’
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Primula ‘Sunshine Susie’

Double English Primrose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.445.910

Double Primroses have been cherished in English cottage gardens for centuries. This variety is part of a series bred by famed Primula breeder Florence Bellis, at Barnhaven, near Portland Oregon in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Very hard to find for years, these are now available again, thanks to the miracles of modern laboratory cloning. Ironcially, Heritage Perennials® needed to locate them in the United Kingdom and was instrumental in reintroducing these to the Pacific Northwest in the 1990’s. They are easy to grow, and put on a tremendous show in the spring garden, their double rose-like flowers attracting comments from all who see them. Choose a moist, shady spot free from vigorous tree roots. ‘Sunshine Susie’ has bright buttercup-yellow flowers. These should be divided every couple of years, in early fall.

Further details for
Primula ‘Sunshine Susie’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate