What is the difference between a Primula, a Primrose and a Polyanthus? A question that vexes many at this time of year!
Primula is the Latin name for the family that includes both primroses and polyanthus.
Whilst primrose flowers hug the ground (pictured left), polyanthus blooms are raised up on stalks (pictured right).
The family also includes double Primlets, cowslips, auriculas and many others!
Gardening advice by Catherine McMillan
Order your copy of Gardening for the Uncommitted: What You Really Need to Know, When You Don't Really Want to Know: available from Amazon.co.uk on paperback, eBook and KindleUnlimited. Don't forget to leave a review!