Primula Belarina® Lively Lilac - Primrose Description
Some plants just make you smile when you see them, and Belarina Lively Lilac primrose (Primula acaulis) is definitely one of those! This adorable spring bloomer grows as a neat mound of bright green ruffled and quilted foliage. In spring, dozens of stems bearing double purple and white flowers burst from the center.
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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- Botanical Name:
Primula Belarina® Lively Lilac
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- Zone: 4,5,6,7
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- Height x Width:
7" x 12"
- Flower Color:
two toned purple
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- Bloom Season:
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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