Primula vialii

ORCHID PRIMULA

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Primula vialii
ORCHID PRIMULA

Enchanting Primula vialii has poker shaped flower stems of lavender with red caps.
So it rivets the eye in spring & early summer with closely packed flowers.

It is not an orchid, but the blooms are equally as lovely.
And these unusual flower spires also make excellent cut flowers for small vases.

Otherwise unusual Primula vialii is similar to many other Primula in growing its requirements.
So it enjoys positions in Shade to Deep Shade.

It is robustly frost hardy.
And enjoys moist and boggy spots together with heavier soil, clay based soils, and soils well enriched with compost and leaf mould.

Primula vialii forms an evergreen perennial clump of typical Primula foliage, sitting close to the ground as a neat rosette.
Then the flower pokers sit very jauntily above during spring and early summer.
Easy low maintenance plant.

40cm. High in flower spires x 25cm. Wide evergreen foliage rosette.

SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY

Sow indoors in winter, spring or autumn / or scatter outdoors winter or spring.

INDOORS: Sow seeds in punnets on surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Press gently into surface.
Do not cover because these seeds need light to germinate.

Continue to keep moist in well-lit position at 15-18°C.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 21-40 days.

However if the seeds are shy to germinate – Then cling wrap the moist sown punnet.
Place in fridge (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks.
Then remove, unwrap & return to well-lit position at 15-18°C.  Keep moist.

SEED COUNT: 10 seeds per pack approx.

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