RED CANDELABRA PRIMROSE Primula bulleyana
Primula are one of the most colorful plants for ! Candelabra Primrose are especially valued for the tall stems and layers of blooms, that are held well above the foliage, easily visible among surrounding plants. These flowers will be deep red/pink, arranged in layers up the tall stems. Primula like cool temperatures, and bloom early in the spring.
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Note: Many commonly-grown seeds and plants contain poisonous parts, this included. Please keep these seeds and plants in a safeplace, and handle with care.
Seeds per pack: 20
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.