Primula veris belongs to the “primulaceae” family. The genus Primula is closely linked to the alternation of the seasons, in fact, the Italian common name is “spring”, the English name is “primrose” and the French “springs” to indicate the end of the bad season, winter . The primrose then has its own history linked to botanical explorations from different periods of the past. The different species that are cultivated in Italy, or that form part of the spontaneous flora, acquire curious and sometimes effective dialectal names. In Tuscany, peasants like to define primrose “carry the ear” The Primrosealso called: “sweet primrose” grows spontaneously in meadows and forests. Primula veris is a delicate and delicate herbaceous plant. Its flowering is unique throughout the year.
The primrose you will see its characteristics
Primula veris is a plant whose height varies from 15 to 25 centimeters. Veris primaveras are considered hardy plants with a simple and very decorative plant. The primrose genus includes more than five hundred species, native to Europe, temperate Asia and North America. Primroses are characteristic plants of temperate, even cold, regions of the northern hemisphere. In Italy, in many Alpine regions, and sometimes in the Pre-Alps, the presence of many species of primroses, which are also found at different altitudes, is alive. You will see that the primrose with beautiful yellow flowers sometimes manages to break through the last snow-capped peaks and can reach altitudes of two thousand meters above sea level, in places covered with grass. Primroses are plants that like slightly acidic soils,
Primula veris: cultivation
An important factor for the success of primrose cultivation is above all atmospheric humidity. However, there is never excess moisture in the soil that could cause neck rot and fungal diseases of plants. The best exposure for the vast majority of cultivated species is partial shade. Almost all primroses can be propagated by division to be done between June and September, after flowering, working on the strongest frizz. Most primrose species need to be transplanted at least twice a year. Primula veris is a plant that requires diligent care, even after flowering. Volunteer primroses are now considered a protected species and therefore should not be eradicated or harvested. In the language of flowers, primula veris indicates early youth. Many give primroses as a sign of good luck.
Primula veris and its medicinal properties
Calming, sedative, calming and expectorant action are just some of the properties of primula veris. In the medical and herbal field of primula veris, leaves and flowers are used. The leaves are harvested in the spring before flowering. The primula veris rhizomes taken during the winter season are dried in a dark, airy place. Whole flowers, on the other hand, should be harvested before they bloom and left to dry in a dark, well-ventilated place. Bronchitis can be cured with a good decoction of evening primrose. The leaves and flowers in the form of an infusion are excellent for treating: colds, migraines, insomnia. The infusion of primula veris is also used in the field of aesthetics as a decongestant for the skin of the face. In many parts of