18 Types of Primrose Flowers

Plants of the Primrose species produce flowers that vary in color. Some Primrose flowers are purple, some white, some yellow. These are the main types of Primrose flowers.

What Are The Different Primrose FlowerTypes?

The main Primrose plant lower classifications are:

Common Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

Primula vulgaris, commonly called primrose, is a semi-evergreen, rosette-forming perennial plant that produces clusters of scented, pale yellow flowers.

Common Primrose (Primula vulgaris)

Cowslip (Primula veris)

Primula veris, the cowslip, common cowslip, or cowslip primrose, is a perennial that bears fragrant, creamy, sunny yellow flowers.

Cowslip (Primula veris)

Bear’s Ear (Primula auricula)

Primula auricula or bear’s ear, is an evergreen perennial that forms a rosette of light green leaves with clusters of crimson-mahogany/purple-violet shaded to cream flowers adorned with shimmering golden/yellow centers.

Bear's Ear (Primula auricula)

Primula Vialii

Primula vialii is a very striking plant, bearing upright poker-shaped, red-tipped lilac-pink flowers in early and midsummer. 

Primula vialii

Drumstick Primrose (Primula denticulata)

Primula denticulata, commonly known as Drumstick Primula, is a very attractive perennial with dense, rounded flowerheads ranging in color from lilac, purple, blue, pink, or white.

Drumstick Primrose (Primula denticulata)

Primula Elatior

Primula elatior, the oxlip, is a semi-evergreen perennial that’s hardy and easy to grow. It bears one-sided clusters of nodding, soft yellow, fragrant flowers.

Primula Elatior

Japanese Primrose

 Japanese Primrose, is a deciduous perennial with attractive whorls of flowers in shades of white, soft to deep pink, purple, or red.

Primula Sieboldii

Primula sieboldii (Siebold Primrose) is a deciduous perennial with slender stems bearing umbels of purple, crimson, white, or pink flowers.

Primula Sieboldii

Primula Beesiana

Primula beesiana, commonly known as Candelabra Primrose, is a deciduous perennial with attractive whorls of deep-pink to purple flowers.

Primula Beesiana

Tibetan Cowslip (Primula Florindae)

One of the largest and most fragrant of the primula species, primula florindae is a long-lived perennial that produces large umbels of delicately scented, nodding, rich, sunny yellow flowers.

Primula Florindae

Primula Rosea

Primula Rosea, the Himalayan meadow primrose, is a flowering plant that blooms bright pink colored flowers.

Primula Rosea

Bull’s Eye Primrose (Primula bulleyana)

Primula bulleyana (Bull’s Eye Primrose), commonly known as Candelabra Primrose, is a semi-evergreen perennial with attractive whorls of golden-yellow flowers.

Bull's Eye Primrose (Primula bulleyana)

Primula Farinosa subsp. modesta

Primula Farinosa subsp. modesta is an alpine plant that grows naturally in the subalpine and alpine zones throughout Japan. It bears 3-20 clusters of pale magenta flowers.

Primula Farinosa subsp. modesta

Primula Scotica

Primula scotica, commonly known as Scottish primrose is a compact, deciduous perennial with a small rosette of ovate, veined, white-mealy, grey-green leaves and an erect stem bearing clusters of yellow-eyed, purple to purple-pink flowers in late spring, often blooming again in midsummer.

Primula scotica

Primula Alpicola

Primula alpicola, the moonlight primrose produces flaring bells of soft yellow, silvered violet, palest mauve, white, and raspberry pink very fragrant flowers.

Primula Alpicola

Siberian Primrose

Siberian Primose is a small perennial with low rosettes of green crinkled leaves and clusters of magenta pink flowers that bloom in spring above the foliage.

Siberian Primrose

Primula Deorum

Primula deorum, also known as Rila primrose, Rila cowslip, or God’s cowslip is endemic to Bulgaria. The blooms are red-purple, borne in asymmetrical umbels high above the leaves.

Primula Deorum

Primula Lutea

Primula lutea is a species of primrose that produces clusters of yellow flowers that resemble those of Primula auricula.

Primula Lutea

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