THE AMERICAN PRIMROSE
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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 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.
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
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
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.
participate in an annual seed
distribution containing seeds of many species and
hybrids. Some are obtainable from no other source.
In addition, we have provided some seed
and plant sources.
participate in a Round Robin
with enthusiastic Primula growers in other parts
of the world.
and enjoy the friendship of other Primula growers.
participate in the meetings and activities of an APS
chapter in your area.
order slide programs and videos from the APS
- receive discount prices on books
from our Bookstore.
newcomers to the Primula world may be a bit hesitant
to try new species and varieties. We have provided 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.
President provides APS members with
helpful advice on growing Primulas.
P.O. Box 33077
Juneau, Alaska 99803-3077 USA
annual rate for both domestic and foreign memberships,
either individual or household, is:
US per year / $70
US for three years
- $32 US Overseas members
- $90 US Overseas for three years.
- Lifetime - $350
- Membership Form
Membership is based on the calendar year.
APS prefers that foreign members make payment in the
form of an international money order or Credit Card.
Make checks payable or provide a VISA/MASTERCARD credit
card number to the American Primrose Society and mail
3524 Bowman Ct
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