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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Hosta 'Devon Green'

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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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