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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

INSTRUCTIONS:

  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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