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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 Primulas.


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.

  • may

    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.

  • 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 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.

Ed Buyarski

P.O. Box 33077

Juneau, Alaska 99803-3077 USA



annual rate for both domestic and foreign memberships,

either individual or household, is:

  • $25

    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


Jon Kawaguchi
APS Membership/Treasurer
3524 Bowman Ct
Alameda, CA


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