On Jan 14, 2013, Ron_Buddy from Williamsport, PA wrote:
I am a new visitor to the art of gardening, with an appreciation for flowering plants, their uniqueness, style and beauty. Recently, I have purchased three (3) Primrose
#4 flowering plants. They are small in these early stages of
their lives. They are currently in small pots 4 inches wide, in 4 inches of soil. I water them regularly, as they receive
moderate sunlight in our front living room window.
For future care-I would like to eventually re-pot them so
as to have them as 3 separate hanging baskets when Springtime emerges. I am open to helpful hints.
On Mar 27, 2010, otter47 from Livermore, CA wrote:
Unfortunately, the snails and slugs adore this plant and unless I hover over it and use lots of snail bait, it disappears. I have had more success growing it in hanging baskets, out of their reach. However, I much prefer the obconica primroses for their wider range of colors and foliage and flowers that are not nearly so esteemed by the gastropods.
Has hairy, pale green, ovate leaves with wavy margins. Bears hairy spikes of white, pale lavender to pinkish red flowers which may either be single or double.
Flowers December - March
This Primula isn't frost hardy at all and is often grown as an annual. It needs a cool, shaded, frost free greenhouse or be grown as a houseplant. Loves well drained, peaty, fertile soil in a spot which is lightly shaded most of the day.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Merced, California Seven Trees, California West Chester, Pennsylvania Williamsport, Pennsylvania Redwood, Texas San Antonio, Texas Kalama, Washington