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Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

December 30, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #4340934

This is a great article, Todd. I don't think many gardens in my area have primroses, but I'm going to try them.

How your article was organized was extremely helpful. You could do a zillion articles in this format with different subject matter and they would all be good. Thank you!
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

December 30, 2007
10:08 PM

Post #4341686

Todd, thank you so much for an extremely informative article. I love primroses, and had a garden full in Colorado. You have given me some ideas that may help me grow them out here on my island.

Thanks again!
Shelburne Falls, MA
(Zone 5a)

December 30, 2007
10:54 PM

Post #4341809

I have cowslips, japonicas, candelabras, and recently I've fallen for auriculas. My japonicas grow in our stream-right in the water and are spreading nicely. Great article as always, Todd. Andy Wheeler's mom has a very large collection nearby and she has been a big influence on my interest.

December 31, 2007
12:44 AM

Post #4342092

Thanks for you excellent article. I have tried growing a few varieties of primrose from seed 2 or 3 years ago since plants were not readily available in my area and had 3 varieties blooming last year. I found that a variety of primrose seeds were not available in many seed catalogues, but I found a few sources. Without trying to promote one over the other ( just save some grief and wasted time) - I found that most varieties that I ordered from Thompson and Morgan in the states would not germinate no matter what I did, however - I have had great success with seeds from Gardens North in Ontario.
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)

December 31, 2007
11:57 AM

Post #4343223

Thanks everyone! A second part on the different types of primroses is to follw shortly.



Palatine, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2007
4:35 PM

Post #4344010

thank you for the reassuring article. I have grown Primroses in my IL garden for many years and it was time to divide and move some this fall. We had taken out some trees and some were left in full sun. I just love them ...treat them right and they give you pleasure for a long, long time.
Mary Ann
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

January 2, 2008
3:02 AM

Post #4349996

Todd, this was a very informative article - first one I've come across on primroses. I'm printing it off for my gardening binder for sure.

I'm going to try primroses from seed this year for the first time. Wish me luck!

St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)

January 2, 2008
11:30 AM

Post #4350776

The fresher the seed, the better. The strat. period really aids germination. The candelabra types and polyanthus are easy from seed.


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