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Shirley Bovshow “Primrose Care”

Shirley Bovshow “Primrose Care”

Primroses are the perfect plant for our late winter and early spring displays.

THREE VARIETIES OF PRIMROSE:


• Common Primrose- low growing with flowers growing through center. Has dark “eye” color in center


• Fairy Primrose- tiny flowers on tall stems


• Obonica Primroses- tall flower clusters medium sized flowers


IF YOU ARE GROWING THEM INDOORS:


• Cool temperatures indoors (55-65 degrees)


• They do not like heaters or dry air.


• Keep the soil consistently moist


• Bright light but no direct sun


• A plant light will prolong blooms


WATERING TECHNIQUES:


• Water from below (put water in saucer)


• Water from above by lifting leaves and watering soil directly (trim bottom leaves touching the soils)


• Wet moss and place on soil to create humid environment


MULTIPLING THE FLOWERS:


Primroses grow in clusters that spread. The Easiest and most successful way to multiply primroses are through division. Divide the clusters after they finish blooming like this


STEPS:


1. Remove primrose from pot


2. Divide plant into smaller sections with roots attached


3. Cut top of leaves and trim roots if needed


4. Place in well-draining moist potting soil


HOW LONG WILL BLOOMS LAST?


OUTDOORS - 6 to 10 weeks depending on weather conditions outdoors


INDOORS - enjoy flowers for 4 weeks and plant them outdoors when the ground thaws for another round of blooms in the spring


HOW SOON WILL ROOTS FORM?


• 3-4 Weeks


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