Garden designers Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd developed this mix of Candelabra Primulas over many years at North Hill, their home in Vermont, and were kind enough to share seeds. The blooms range from soft peach, melon, and pale yellow to warm pink and create an effect as delicate as the brush strokes of a Seurat painting. Provide a moist but well-drained location.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Average Customer Rating: (4 Reviews) Write a Review
Mima from Southbury, CT
I really loved how this perennial looked and was so excited to plant it. I gave it two years, but it never mounted to anything. The first year all three grew, but didn't really flower. The second year, only one came back and didn't really grow in. This year, it seems as though I will have to try something else.
Nora from IL
Such a beautiful picture, but unfortunately my primulas did not grow at all. I thought that maybe that had an early bloom before I received them, but then they didn't thrive at all, or survive. I'm torn because I still have a great spot for them and love the potential, but don't know if they'll persist!
Thumpergal from Catonsville, MD
I bought these last year and planted them according to the instructions. I placed them on the north side of my house next to some Primula Japonica that were really thriving for several years. They received a few hours of morning sun, rest of the day they were shaded. As the days went on they seemed to just shrivel away. They received enough water and they were definitely in a great spot. I wish I knew what happened to them because I really was looking forward to these as I loved the variety of color. I may order them this year and try again.
Plant all varieties except P. x pubescens in partial shade or shade; P. x pubescens grows best in full sun or partial shade here in Litchfield, CT. In cool coastal climates in the West, all Primroses can grow either in full sun or partial shade.
P. x bulleesiana will thrive in boggy soil. P. x pubescens demands good drainage and prefers to be kept on the dry side in summer. The other Primroses we offer require moisture-retentive soil that drains well but must not be allowed to dry out.
Slugs may chew holes in the leaves; see "least toxic control" for suggested remedies.