PRIMROSE VICTORIAN SILVER LACE BLACK Primula vulgaris
Stunning near-black flowers with a silver lace egde! Primula are one of the most colorful plants for shade. Primula like the cool temperatures of spring, and begin to bloom very early in the spring.
Type: Hardy perennial
Height: 30cm, 12"
Location: Shade or part sun
Hardiness zones: 5-8
Bloom time: Spring
Note: This plant species is known to cause dermatitis in some individuals
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.
Alternatively, these seeds can also be planted outdoors in fall, winter, or early spring, while temperatures are still cold (but ground is workable) to germinate naturally in spring. Be sure to mark the area where you planted them, and that the soil is consistently moist.