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SCBegoniaGuy
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8497081

I was given this as a "houseplant" from a local nursery that lost its tag. It's unique...and looks like this is, at least, the correct forum for asking about it. Interestingly, each inflorescence sends-out an additional stolon-type bunch of flowers with a different color. Any ideas? It's a beautiful plant, for sure...

Scott

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ghopper
Brewster, MN
(Zone 4b)

April 15, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8498829

Haven't a clue what it is, sure is pretty. Hope someone can ID it.
springcolor
Lake Stevens, WA

April 15, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8498901

Has blossoms like a primrose. Not sure
slsharris
Norristown, PA

April 20, 2011
1:07 PM

Post #8509200

It is a type of primrose -- "primula." I'm not sure of the type -- will keep an eye out for what it might be.
slsharris
Norristown, PA

April 20, 2011
9:44 PM

Post #8510258

Check out Primula obconica -- that's what I think it is.
SCBegoniaGuy
Columbia, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2011
5:38 AM

Post #8510581

Thanks for the insight, guys. Looks like you're right...obconica. Years of gardening, and I've never once grown a primrose. Goes to show that there's always something new to try. Nice plant, though...so I'm looking forward to keeping it. It gets h.o.t. here, so I'll have to figure out the culture it needs. Thanks again! :)

Scott
gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2011
4:27 AM

Post #8581157

You can plant primrose in the ground. I bought two of the regular kind from Lowe's for fifty cents a piece, as one had no pot and they both were down only to the buds. I put the potless one in a pot and kept it in my kitchen window and it bloomed OK but the one I stuck in a planter outside bloomed gangbusters. flowers were bigger, leaves were greener etc. We are not having the warmest spring here in MA this year but it did beautifully outside. The leaves and whatnot will die back eventually, but with proper maintenance while it is still green, you should get a nice one next year.
Martha
slsharris
Norristown, PA

May 23, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8581566

gardenmart -- this is not that type of primrose, but a different species.

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8594287

It should still be perennial down in SC. Probably need more shade than up here in MA.
Martha

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