Primula x polyantha
Hybrid primroses with Primula veris and Primula vulgaris (and perhaps P. elatior) in their ancestry. They feature the familiar mid-green scalloped leaves common to many primulas, and grow in tidy rosettes. Flowering stems appear in mid-spring, and hold clusters of tubular flowers, which may take on many different colors. We grew ours from seed labeled as P. elatior – perhaps because according to some taxonomical resources, P. polyantha (without the x) is synonymous with P. elatior subsp. elatior. In any case, they are a marvellous burgundy/yellow bicolor, which I've seen approximated in online photos of the Pacific Giants strain. They seem to come true from seed more often than not, although some seedlings come in all yellow.
||various colors (spring)
||moist, well-drained, neutral-acid soil; prefers cool temperatures
The plants that I grew from seed a few years ago flowered early in their first summer, and have been growing stronger by the year since then (second-, third-, and fourth-year plants are shown on this page).
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|farh||Oct 17, 2017||please can you tell me what is the right time i should plant the seeds? and what is better planting them in ground or in pots ? thank you |
This will depend somewhat on where you garden, but in most areas starting indoors in late winter, to have small plants to set out in spring, would probably work best. Good luck.
- Seed from '11 trade. Baggy 70F (55%G, 8-22d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (53%G, 8-30d)
- Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (72%G,15-22d)
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