Blackwood's

PRIMROSES LOVE THE COLD WEATHER

Primula acaulis or primrose plants in full bloom during winter are the epitome of a well loved garden. They bring a certain charm and eloquence to the whole scene and are a constant reminder that spring is just around the corner. The sweetly scented flowers are clustered in the centre of a rosette of lush green leaves. Although they are technically perennials primroses battle to survive the summer heat and are best re-planted each winter season. The earlier you plant out young plants the longer they will last in your garden.

Available in Blackwood’s own super packs of 4 individual 9 cm potted plants in a carry tray with a handle. Mixed colours can be sorted into individual separate shades.

Growing hints:

  • Plant in light to moderate shaded positions
  • Prefer rich loamy acidic soils
  • Feed every 10 to 14 days with water soluble plant food (3:1:6 formula)
  • Cold and frost resistant
  • Dead head spent flowers regularly
  • Beware of snails and slugs in early spring
  • Space plants 15 to 20 cm apart

Garden uses:

  • Good for shady flower beds
  • Under plant amongst azaleas and hydrangeas
  • Use in pots individually or mass in a shallow bowl
  • Can be used indoors for winter colour for short periods only
  • Ideal table decorations