German Primrose Libre™ Red in basket
German Primrose Libre™ Red in basket

German Primrose Libre™ Red in basket

Tender plants are shipped on a weather-permitting basis. If the forecast calls for cold temperatures along the shipping route, we'll hold your plant for the minimum number of days required to ship it safely.

SKU: S83345
Quick Facts
Common Name: German Primrose
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - Bright Indirect Light
Blooms In: Feb
Mature Height: 8-10" Read our Growing Guide
Ships Weather Permitting Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET
Shipping Details Shipment begins in early February 2024, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details
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Product Details

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Enjoy vivid, carefree color from free-flowering German Primrose Libre™ Red, which offers up a steady supply of vibrant magenta-crimson blossoms with contrasting yellow-green eyes. The flowers intensify in color as they age, and they crown a nest of broad, ruffled, fresh green foliage. German Primroses (Primula obconica) are easy keepers. They thrive in bright, indirect light. Shipped in a woven basket.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.



WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

German Primrose is a reliable bloomer requiring only the most basic care to provide a long-running show of color indoors.

LIGHT: German Primroses need bright but indirect light. Do not place them in direct sunlight.

WATERING: Water thoroughly when the surface of the soil mix is dry to the touch.

TEMPERATURE: Plants grow best at a temperature between 55-70°F. The blooms last longer at the cooler end of this range.

FERTILIZER: None required, but if desired, use a balanced (18-18-18) fertilizer designed for houseplants, diluted to 1/2 strength, twice a month when watering.

Please note: German Primrose is best treated as a seasonal plant and discarded after bloom.