Bog Primulas
   
   
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PRIMULA: These are indispensable water garden plants; available in a wide range of colours and forms. Many hybridise freely so species and named varieties are propagated by division. Primulas start in early Spring with denticulata types, followed by the candelabra types and lastly by P. florindae, which may keep going into September. Most are deciduous, dying back to a compact rosette in winter, but some, like P prolifera, are evergreen. All like a moist soil in part shade.
Primula assorted
a great way to get a range of beautiful candelabra primulas at a much reduced price, will include any of those listed that we happen to have a surplus of.

£2.00 each
3 for £5.00
Primula beesiana
a deciduous candelabra type having dark pink flowers with yellow eyes and light green leaves, to 60cm.
• Height 60cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula bulleesiana
A cod Latin name for open pollinated hybrids between P beesiana and P bulleyana. These can appear in many pastel colours from yellow through orange to pink.
• Height 60cm
• Part shade
£2.50 each
3 for £6.00
Primula bulleyana
a plant with mid green leaves and orange/yellow flowers, darker in bud. One of the most enthusiastic self-seeders.
• Height 60cm
• Part shade
£2.50
Primula chungensis
a candelabra type Primula with terracotta coloured flowers in May/June. Not as big or rumbustious as the others and perhaps more suitable where space is tight.
• Height 30cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula denticulata
the earliest Primula to come into flower, overwintering as a dense rosette then in March sending up drumstick flowers in white, lilac, mauve or purple through to crimson.
• Height 50cm
• Part shade
£2.50
Primula florindae
this is the last to flower, starting in June and ending in August. A taller species with entirely different, almost triangular crumpled leaves, sending up a flower stems to 1 metre topped with a ball of individual scented flowers in a lovely lemon colour. Orange and red shades are also possible.
• Height 70cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula florindae Keilour hybrids
A range of colours are possible from orangey yellows through to red; very worthwhile

• Height 70cm
• Part shade


£4.00
Primula japonica Apple Blossom
Flowers are a soft blossom pink with a darker eye, leaves are broad and mid green. Very pretty.
• Height 40cm
• Part shade

£3.00
Primula japonica Millers Crimson
Very dark crimson flowers in a candelabra form 50cm high make this an excellent choice, especially in combination with Postford White below.
• Height 50cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula japonica Postford White
Sometimes called Alba, the flowers are white with a yellow centre.
• Height 40cm
• Part shade

£3.00
Primula prolifera (helodoxa)
an evergreen species with a particularly pleasing yellow flower in the candelabra style, flowering mid season.
• Height 50cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula pulverulenta
a carmine red candelabra Primula flowering over a long period from April through to July, with odd flowers at other times. The flower scape looks as though dusted with talcum powder. Indispensable in the bog garden. Happy in much wetter conditions than the others and will tolerate standing water.
• Height 40cm
• Part shade
£2.50 each
3 for £6.00
Primula secundiflora
A mid season Primula flowering in June with nodding heads of pink/purple flowers; leaves are narrow and light green.
• Height 30cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula veris (Cowslip)
our native cowslip. Getting rare in the wild - plant a few and help out!
• Height 20cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula vialii
the odd one out; long narrow leaves and poker type flowers of carmine red tipped with purple on individual stems. Late to emerge and doesn't like it as wet as the other Primulas.
• Height 20cm
• Part shade
£3.00
Primula vulgaris (Primrose)
our native primrose. Needs little introduction, simple, classic and always a pleasure to see, unlike those nasty garden centre jobs.
• Height 20cm
• Part shade
£2.50
Primula wilsonii
unusual dangling dark maroon and evergreen leaves, quite late. Flowers quite late in the season for a Primula, usually July to August.
• Height 30cm
• Part shade
£4.00
 
 
 
     
   
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