Primula Crescendo® Mix Description
When Primula bursts into bloom, you feel that spring has arrived. Free flowering hardy Primrose with attractive rosettes of leaves, is ideal for containers, edging, or small spaces. Generously sized flowers in an unbelievable range of bright colors from red, blue, wine, orange, yellow and white are borne in spring on plants that reach 9" high.
Crescendo is a cross between Primula veris and Primrose vulgaris, and has been the top top selling Polyanthus variety for many years. Entirely winter-hardy, Crescendo is one of the best strains with larger flowers. A great addition to the early spring garden.
Special Features: Blooms First Year, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Fragrance, Moisture Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Winter Interest
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- Botanical Name:
Primula polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo Mix'
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- Zone: 4,5,6,7
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- Height x Width:
7-9" x 12"
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- Bloom Season:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Woodland
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained, slightly acid (Ph 6.5) loam. Mixing peat with soil in 50/50 measure to prepare the planting site will help hold more moisture and make the soil more acidic. Oak leaves or pine needles can also help make the soil more acidic and compost can help increase soil nutrient levels. Soil tests can reveal a neutral or alkaline pH, indicating the need to raise the acid level.
Light: Partial shade to shade -- Primula will benefit from dappled sun exposure, and afternoon shade in hot summers.
Water: Plants will go dormant in hot, dry summer weather unless they are kept well-watered. Mulching will help the soil retain moisture.
Spacing: 12 inches
Fertilizing: Mulch with compost, or scatter and water in slow release 4-12-4 fertilizer in spring.
Winterizing: Primroses benefit from protective insulation such as snow cover in the late winter months so they are not lost to late hard freezes.
Maintenance & Pruning: Older clumps can be divided into several pieces that re-establish themselves quickly; the best time to divide a plant is after blooming, or in fall, though Primulas are quite tolerant of being transplanted, even when they are in bloom. Be sure to replant crowns just at or slightly above soil surface, about 12 inches apart.
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