Primula elatior 'Gold Lace'

Scientific Name

Primula elatior 'Gold Lace'


Primula elatior 'Hybrid Gold Lace', Primula elatior 'Victorian Gold Lace Black', Primula veris 'Gold Lace', Primula 'Gold Lace', Polyanthus 'Gold Lace'

Scientific Classification

Family: Primulaceae
Subfamily: Primuloideae
Genus: Primula


Color: Gold and mahogany
Bloom Time: Spring


Primula elatior 'Gold Lace' is a semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, with rosettes of oval green leaves sometimes tinged with red. The spring flowers have a golden center and gold-rimmed deep mahogany petals.

Primula elatior 'Gold Lace'
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USDA hardiness zone 5a to 8b: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 20 °F (−6.7 °C).

How to Grow and Care

Potted indoor Primulas are a delightful way to usher out winter or welcome in the spring. They are available in a wide range of striking colors, forming a mass of flowers. Most people prefer the taller, upright delicate Primulas indoors, but even a pot of common Primula is a nice addition. Extend the flowering season by pinching off dying buds. After the plant has done blooming, consider moving it outside. While inside, do not overwater; wilting even though the plant is getting water is a sign of root rot.

It's unlikely you'll be repotting your potted Primula. If you do, make sure not to bury them too deep—burying too deep is a prime reason Primula succumb. Bury the plants, so the top of the root ball is slightly elevated above the level of the surrounding soil. Never pile soil up around the stem of a flowering plant.

They are propagated from seeds, which are sown directly in soil or potting media. Most pots of indoors Primula are purchased as flowering plants, destined to be set atop a desk, sill, or table until they're done flowering. See more at How to Grow and Care for Primula.


Polyanthus hybrid Primulas are thought to be a natural hybrid between Primula veris and Primula vulgaris.


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