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Maggi Young

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Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« on: July 17, 2022, 07:14:50 PM »
Does anyone know anyone who  might be selling the plant Primula allionii 'Cissie' ? And would it be considered a suitable plant for a general garden - or only an alpine house?

Someone is looking for it to honout their late Mother.

https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=13888.msg352373#msg352373

https://www.srgc.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15049.msg372175#msg372175
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Re: Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2022, 08:03:42 PM »
Hi Maggi, it is suitable only for an alpine house or cold frame. I might have a well rooted cutting in the spring that I can spare or swap.

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Re: Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2022, 07:08:27 PM »
Hi Maggi, it is suitable only for an alpine house or cold frame. I might have a well rooted cutting in the spring that I can spare or swap.
Very kind of you Peter,  but I think the person seeking the plant wouldn't have the set-up to cope with the plant  in that case.
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Re: Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2022, 08:39:52 PM »
Alpine Garden here in Germany sells Primula allionii in several varieties (but not Cissy)
He says it is cold hardy, but does not take wet in winter readily and does not like direct sun.
So he says you could plant it  outside under  some overhanging stone or in crevices or in calcereous tuff .Or of course preferable in a alpine house
https://www.floramontana.de/pflanzen/p-r/detail/primula-allionii-aire-mist.html

Maybe worth a try.
I might try some forms next year on a floating island on a piece of tuff. They are quite pretty and tiny enough for me.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2022, 09:10:13 PM by partisangardener »
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Re: Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2022, 06:18:47 AM »
Peter, I see this is your first post.  Welcome!  And to take that step, an offer do a good deed!  The world would be a lot better with more people like you.  Thank you!
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Re: Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2022, 02:43:59 PM »
Peter, I see this is your first post.  Welcome!  And to take that step, an offer do a good deed!  The world would be a lot better with more people like you.  Thank you!

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Re: Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2022, 06:53:52 PM »
Peter, I see this is your first post.  Welcome!  And to take that step, an offer do a good deed!  The world would be a lot better with more people like you.  Thank you!


 Hear Hear!!  8)
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Re: Primula allionii 'Cissie'
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2022, 05:18:48 PM »
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

I would not advise growing Primula allionii cultivars without overhead cover or shelter unless you have similar conditions to their natural habitat or have fully researched how others have succeeded. Some Primula allionii hybrids or Primula marginata might be a wiser choice.

There is an excellent thread in the Primula section of this forum of alpine Primulas being grown in window boxes. I haven't tried this method but the poster's photos show that this method is successful.

I actually ordered from Floramontana before Brexit and I received 'eine Raupe' (a caterpillar) who had eaten well and caused a lot of damage before my treasures arrived. The greedy caterpillar was released unharmed.


 


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