Primula Belarina® Buttercup - Primrose Description
Belarina Buttercup primrose (Primula acaulis) is filled to the brim with springtime joy! From the ruffled green rosette of leaves bursts clusters of cheery yellow blooms, each sporting a jaunty collar of green. It's like a crop of colorful cabbages, or a nosegay from a Victorian calling card. You're sure to be charmed by this fab spring blooming perennial.
While the Belarina primroses were developed for good garden performance, they are practically perfect for planting in containers and windowboxes. Why not plant them up like that for this spring so you can enjoy them up close, then when you're ready to change over to summer plantings, plant them in the garden to enjoy for years to come?!
Special features: Containers, shade tolerant, long blooming.
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- Zone: 4,5,6,7,8
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5-8" x 10-12"
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Late Winter/Early Spring
Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Woodland
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Soil: Moist, well-drained soil is best. Primroses cannot handle drought for any sustained period; however, their tight, ground-hugging rosettes of leaves can rot if soil is excessively wet or soggy. Rich, dark soils yield the best results.
Light: Partial shade to shade -- Primula will benefit from dappled sun exposure; afternoon shade is imperative 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: apply a granular garden fertilizer in early spring if desired.
Winterizing: A good 2-3" layer of shredded bark is recommended. Check plants in late winter and remove any ice or snow lingering in the rosette to minimize risk of rot.
Maintenance & Pruning: These also make excellent container plants - grow in a pot or windowbox during the spring and then plant in the garden when you turn your containers over to summer annuals.
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