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ruweiss

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Primula 2023
« on: March 18, 2023, 08:57:25 PM »
Primula palinuri is a winter growing species from Southern Italy, growing
by the sea but really fully hardy in my conditions.
P. Joan Hughes and P. Rhenania are old cultivars but still vey rewarding
and free flowering
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2023, 03:06:51 AM »
Ruweiss,

Primula palinuri  is new to me. Thanks for calling it to my attention. Do you know where I can get seed?
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

ruweiss

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2023, 07:24:11 PM »
Primula palinuri is probably not so attractive to most of the Primula growers. I don't know
any profesional seed growers who offer seeds of it. My plant is a gift of a late gardening
friend and I never tried to grow plants from seed.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2023, 05:49:41 PM »
A friend of mine has them and I will try to get seeds. Since they seem to be quite hardy.
I got from Gabriela seeds of two quite small precious Primula.
The first small set is just on the way to flower.
Primula frondosa already opening.
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
sorry I am no native speaker, just picked it up.

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2023, 05:53:38 PM »
Even much smaller is Primula mistassinica. Thank you Gabrielea
greetings from Bayreuth/Germany zone 6b (340 m)
Axel
sorry I am no native speaker, just picked it up.

ruweiss

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2023, 09:21:13 PM »
Axel,
Nice Primulas, thank you for showing.
I like espeially all the forms of Primula marginata and Primula x miniera, they don't
mind so much the higher summer temperatures in our garden.
ZZ sent me many years ago collected seeds from Mt. Cheiron in the Maritime Alps.
The resulting plants were quite small and very floriferous and I was very pleased
about them.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2023, 08:55:18 PM »
Recently my husband and me had a get together with his old school friends in western Himalaya mountains. They choose that place since in their school days they had gone trekking in the Himalayas. It is still a lovely place and I had the opportunity to take a few pictures near the Jalori pass around 11k feet. These are the few Primulas we found on the way to Jalori pass trekking.
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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2023, 09:00:51 PM »
one more
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kris

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2023, 09:02:50 PM »
last one
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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2023, 11:34:51 AM »
Wonderful picture of the Primulas in their natural habitat. Thanks.
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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2023, 07:48:16 AM »
Kris, it must have been a great experience to see them in the wild! I love the group picture of P.nana.
Thank you for taking the pictures. :)
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2023, 02:21:06 PM »
Kris - nothing comes close to seeing them, or other species, growing in the wild. Thanks for sharing the pictures, they are very beautiful.
Gabriela
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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2023, 09:01:51 PM »
Nice to see and read, that there are still some Primula friends in this forum.
I especially enjoyed  the pictures of the plants in the wild in spite of the fact,
that they are uncultvable in our climate.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2023, 01:05:24 AM »
Nice to see and read, that there are still some Primula friends in this forum.
I especially enjoyed  the pictures of the plants in the wild in spite of the fact,
that they are uncultvable in our climate.
Rudi,

I'm in zone 8b, and primulas do well for me, flowering from November to April.
I realize that the difference between -9.5C and -12.2C can be extreme for some plants.

I think that if you cover them with short lengths of row covers when hard frosts are expected you will be able to grow them. Try it with 1 or 2 plants before you spend a lot of money on them.
Marc Rosenblum

Falls City, OR USA

I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Primula 2023
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2023, 03:19:07 PM »
Thank you gardeners for your admiration of the pictures.
These primulas grow on the north side between boulders covered with  leaf litter. It is a very wet area with lots of rain. I read that the Primula denticulata also grows in the region but I think the season may be later. Finally I saw lots and lots of beautiful alpines growing along the road side but the time of the year I visited was early for the flowers to develop.
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