I recently purchased a primrose at a florist. How do I care for it?
Primroses (Primula species) are typically sold at florist shops and greenhouses in late winter or early spring. Plants produce attractive, 1- to 1½- inch-diameter flowers above a rosette of leaves. Flowers may be white, yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, or blue. Many flowers have contrasting centers or “eyes.”
With a proper environment, primroses often bloom for several weeks. In the home, place plants in a cool (55 to 60°F), brightly lit location. Keep the potting soil evenly moist. Primroses decline rapidly if the potting soil dries out completely or remains constantly wet. Discard plants when they are done blooming.