Primula bulleyana

CANDELABRA PRIMULA MIX

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Primula bulleyana
CANDELABRA PRIMULA MIX

Primula bulleyana is a stately beauty.
Because of the multiple stacked tiers of blooms, which come on lovely, tall flower stems.
Hence it is commonly called the Candelabra Primula

Rainbow of colours

So here we have a mix of seed, gathered from plants blooming in a wide range of rainbow colours.
So pinks, deep reds, burgundies, whites, creams, apricots, yellows and oranges, and all points in between are likely.

Vigorous & easy Primula, as long as you have a wet spot

Primula bulleyana is an extremely vigorous, hardy and easy to grow Primula, providing you give it the conditions it enjoys. Which is wet.
So a stand of Primula bulleyana winding along beside a pond, dam or stream is a sight to behold. With abundant and repeating blooms in late spring and early summer.
And Primula bulleyana just loves having it’s toes in water.
Then it will self seed abundantly in it’s happy place. And make a kaleidoscope carpet of colour.

Rabbits and deer are not keen

We are fascinated by these spectacular beauties. But unbelievably rabbits and deer tend to leave them alone, and place them low on their menu selection.

Light up dark boggy areas

So with wet feet they are happy to grow in either Sun, Part Shade or Shade positions.
Where they light up darker areas brilliantly.
And they adore boggy, heavy, water-logged soils.

So primula bulleyana is a frost hardy perennial with an evergreen rosette of decorative crinkled foliage.

60cm. High in magnificent flower spires of  x 40cm. Wide rosette of evergreen foliage.

SEED SOWING ADVICE:

Primula bulleyana seeds can be sown at any cool time of the year.

INDOORS: First sprinkle the seed onto a the surface of good quality quality raising mix in a punnet.
Then barely cover the seed with a fine sieving of mix.
So that the seeds can still be seen through the mix.

Now thoroughly moisten the mix by standing the sown punnet in a shallow water bath.
And allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface of the mix from below.

Temperatures between 10 – 15 degrees C. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
But always keep your punnet in a cool, though well-lit place. (Never in direct sunlight).

Because temperatures exceeding 15 degrees  C. may slow and inhibit germination.
While temperatures above 20 degrees C will produce very little if any germination.
Consequently most seeds will go dormant as a protective measure against heat, and will then need a period of 4-6 weeks in the fridge to break their natural dormancy.

Germination at cool temperatures takes between 3-6 weeks.

SEED COUNT: 50 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count and give a generous serve).

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