Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

candelabra primula

9cm pot
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, humus-rich, neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Flower colour: reddish-purple
  • Other features: spoon-shaped, mid-green leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Attractive tiers of deep reddish-purple flowers appear on stout, upright stems in late spring and early summer. We think this striking candelabra primula is one of the best forms currently available. It will thrive in the dappled shade of a woodland garden where there is reliable moisture and for maximum impact, should be planted in generous drifts.

  • Garden care: Divide large clumps after the plant has flowered, preferably during a wet spell.

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    I bought 2 of these in 9cm pots and planted them in a fairly wet soil. This winter I noticed that they had completely disappeared, leaves and all. They have never bloomed as I bought them in the autumn. Is there a chance that they may still come out?
    Asked on 28/3/2016 by Sylvie from Edinburgh

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      These plants are deciduous, so do die down completely in the winter. With that in mind, I would give it another 6 weeks or so and you should start to see signs of growth.

      Answered on 29/3/2016 by Helen from crocus
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    My plants are now forming seed. Is it possible to propagate this plant this way, and if so, how should I go about it?
    Asked on 25/5/2015 by Grandma 100 from Monmouthshire

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      The best way to propagate these plants is by division in spring rather than seeds, as the resulting seedlings may not come 'true to type' (ie the same as the parent).

      Answered on 27/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
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