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American Primrose Society

The American Primrose Society (APS), founded in 1941 in the Portland, Oregon has grown to become an international organization with members in the United States, Canada and 21 other foreign countries. The society is dedicated to providing its members with information about the taxonomy, culture and hybridization of Primulas.

Members of the primula genus are found all around the Northern Hemisphere, on the southern tip of South America, in Outer Mongolia, under sandstone cliffs in the Utah desert, in mountainous bogs of Burma and in the tundra of the Aleutians. In other words, there is a primula for every gardener--whether the winter low is 40 degrees below zero or 50 above.

How do you learn about the more than 425 species? Where do you get seed? What kind of growing conditions do you need? When do you plant? Who are the primrose mentors who will share what they know?

Answers to these questions come by joining American Primrose Society. Membership brings a handsome quarterly publication to your mailbox. It connects you with other primrose enthusiasts. It gives you access to collected and garden-grown seed from around the world, including experimental strains and old favorites from commercial hybridizers.

Some primroses have been propagated for more than 500 years. Others are being discovered by modern plant explorers. Share this exciting world by joining American Primrose Society.

Members of APS:

- receive four issues of Quarterly, Primroses a year containing articles with the latest information on culture and hybridization of Primulas, discovery of new species and their introduction into cultivation, Society activities, and articles about people who grow and show Primulas.

- may participate in an annual seed distribution containing seeds of many species and hybrids. Some are obtainable from no other source

- may participate in a Round Robin with enthusiastic Primula growers in other parts of the world.

- meet and enjoy the friendship of other Primula growers.

- may participate in the meetings and activities of an APS chapter in your area.

- may order slide programs and videos from the APS slide library

- receive discount prices on books from the American Primrose Society bookstore.

Many newcomers to the Primula world may be a bit hesitant to try new species and varieties. The American Primrose Society has a list of primulas for a wide range of habitats and gardening sites. All are easy to grow and provide you with a starter collection of spectacular Primula blooms.

The American Primrose Society President provides APS members with helpful advice on growing Primulas.

President Ed Buyarski P.O. Box 33077 Juneau, Alaska 99803-3077 USA




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