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Primula Seeds - Denticulata Hybrids

Botanical - Primulaceae

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200 Seeds
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FP-PRU-01
 
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200 Seeds.

Other Names - Drumstick Primula, Primrose…

Primula Denticulata have distinctive crowded bell shaped flowers which form a ball shaped flower-head from mid-spring to mid-summer. This rosette-forming perennial variety has a good variety of colours and is fairly easy to grow.

  • Produces stunning ball shaped flower-heads in a good variety of colours.
  • Fully hardy down to -15 degrees centigrade.
  • Award winner - RHS AGM Award.

Suitable For - Herbaceous borders, under shrubs, pot plants, house plants, rock gardens, containers, bog gardens or close to water

Sowing Months - March - May

Flowering Months - March - July


Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility the plants will benefit from having a good amount of organic matter such as well rotted manure, leaf mould or compost adding to the soil a few weeks before planting. If the soil is a heavy clay add some course grit to the soil to improve drainage. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial Soil type Moist but well drained, rich, moisture retentive soil
Type   Distance between plants Grow in groups of 4 - 5 individual plants, 40 cm between each group
Position Dappled shade Sowing depth Surface
Average height 25 - 45 cm Germination Temperature 14 to 17℃
Average spread 45 cm Days to germination 14 - 30+ days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner Yes

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow primula seeds on the surface of damp compost in trays, modules or pots.
Firm the seeds into the surface of the compost. Do not cover. Do not exclude light as this will help with germination however avoid direct sunlight.
Place in a clear polythene bag and seal or if preferred place in a propagator. High temperatures can hinder germination.
When the seeds start to germinate move to an area with a reduced temperature and good daylight. Protect from frost.
As soon as the young seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 -10 cm pots.
Grow on in a cool frost free location.
Plant out when the plants are growing strong and all risk of frost has passed.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days before planting out to reduce shock.
If after 25 days the seeds have still not germinated, place the tray in a fridge for 2 - 3 weeks before re- locating in a warm place again. This should simulate a cold wintery spell and should jump start the seeds into germination.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.


Growing On

After planting out, water the plants well until established.
Prevent the roots from drying out by watering regularly in hot dry weather.
The plants will benefit from having a generous layer of mulch adding to the surrounding soil in the spring and autumn months.
Tidy the plants when they have finished flowering by cutting back.

TIP

To keep the plants productive and to avoid overcrowding, lift and divide the plants every 2 - 3 years in early spring.

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