The so-called Gold Laced Primulas are highly sought after for the distinctive edging around each petal. We're growing a seed strain that has very dark, reddish brown to reddish black flowers with gold edging and a gold eye. Ideal at the front of woodland borders or lovely as a container plant.
The genus Primula includes some of the most endearing flowers of spring and has been a favorite of gardeners for as long as records have been kept. Most prefer peaty soils, lots of moisture, and partial to full shade, and they combine colors and forms in ways that will win your heart. Our plants are held in cold storage to discourage early bloom, but we are not always successful. These early breaks do not effect future performance in your garden and are not cause for alarm.
For more information on growing Primula, click Growing Guide.
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.
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.