This sparkling mixture of primroses is one of the prettiest harbingers of spring.
Lovely in a woodland garden, as they tolerate light shade, but just as beautiful for edging paths or in bedding displays and tubs.
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost.
For best results , place the tray in the main part of a refrigerator for 3 days, although this is not essential. Then place the tray in warmth 10-15C (50-60F), and keep moist.
Higher temperatures will prevent germination. Virtually all members of the Primula family require these cooler conditions.
Sowing Distance15cm / 6in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle, transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out from early summer onwards. Allow 15cm (6in) between plants.