|Latin name:||Primula acaulis 'Primlet'® Series|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||March - April|
|Growing Height:||10 - 20 cm|
Seed of Primula acaulis 'Primlet'® mix does not require any pre-treatment.
How to Sow
Sowing period under glass: March – April.
Sowing from March would be best in a small greenhouse on the window-sill of an unheated bedroom or in a cold greenhouse. The best germination temperature is 16°C.
Fill a seed tray with sowing compost and make it moist. Spread out the seeds (between thumb and index finger) over the soil and gently press the seeds down. Primrose is a light germinator, so it is not necessary to cover the seeds. Place a transparent cover on the seed tray and the warmth will do the rest. If necessary, you can inhibit growth by moving them to a cooler but light spot. The seed will germinate in 3 – 4 days.
First, prick out the seedlings into a small pot. Plant them outdoors from mid-May, but harden them off first: place the plants outdoors for one hour longer each day, in a sheltered spot out of the sun. After 5 days they will have hardened off, and they can be planted on their final destination. You can also grow primroses in your living room as indoor plants and they can be taken outside after they have bloomed. In a relatively cool spot they will remain pretty for a while longer.
Combining double-flowered primroses
The double-flowered primrose mix is also very nice for planting in a spacious planter, flowerpot or basket. In winter you can create a colourful hanging basket with, for example, Primula acaulis 'Primlet'® mix, cyclamen and the white Christmas rose Helleborus niger. Place the plants close to each other for an impressive display. In a cool spot, you can also keep Primula acaulis 'Primlet'® mix as an indoor plant when flowering.
Regularly water your Primula acaulis 'Primlet'® mix, the root ball in the pot should not dry out. By regularly removing the spent flowers of the double-flowered primrose mix, you will encourage further flowers. For an extra rich bloom, we recommend adding Bakker's fertiliser to the water regularly during the flowering period. The plants are winter-hardy, but during periods of frost, we recommend bringing this mix in its pot temporarily indoors in a cool spot. After flowering, you can place the primroses in open ground.
The flowers of Primula acaulis have very short flower stems and sit directly above the leaves. The scientific name ‘acaulis’ means ‘without stem’. The flowers of the Primula acaulis 'Primlet'® mix are double. In our primrose mix you will find wonderful colours of red, yellow and pink.