Primula Crescendo® Mix Description
When primroses (Primula sp.) bursts into bloom, you know spring has arrived. As fun and colorful as the primroses you buy as indoor plants, but suited to the outdoors for year after year of enjoyment! Attractive rosettes of deeply ribbed leaves contribute unique texture all season. In spring, large, super bright flowers emerge from the center in a range of unbelievably bright colors from red, blue, wine, orange, yellow and white. It's a look that just makes you want to smile!
The Crescendo series is a cross between Primula veris and Primula vulgaris, and is the best series for winter hardiness, flower size, and color. We offer mixed colors, so you'll be surprised by one of the many lovely hues this plant is known for.
Special features: Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Easy care, Moisture tolerant, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Winter interest
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- Botanical name:
Primula polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo Mix'
- Common name:
Primrose, Primula, Oxlip
- 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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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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