PRIMROSE CANDELABRA MIX Primula bulleyana
Candelabra Primula are unique, in that the form multiple layers of blooms in arrangements, stacked on top of one another! Primula have some of the most widely-ranged colors available for the garden! Colors include orange, red, pink, burgundy, yellow, white, and blends of colors. Candelabra Primula are especially valued for the extremely tall stems that are held well above the foliage, the tallest type of primula, and are easily visible among surrounding plants. Primula like cool temperatures, and bloom early in the spring.
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Bloom time: Spring
Seed size: Primula seeds are small
Seeds per pack: 20
Note: This plant species is known to cause dermatitis in some individuals.
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them break dormancy. 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.
If you are planting your seeds in late winter or spring, these seeds can be planted outdoors while it is still cool out (once the ground is workable and unfrozen), to receive the cold period naturally in the garden. It is best to use this method only if you are able to keep the soil moist for the entire germination period. Be sure to label the planting area.