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
- Cannot ship to:
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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