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Heinz Meyer

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Unknown Primula
« on: March 29, 2020, 09:40:39 AM »
Who can tell me which primrose it is? No sign, cannot say whether I found it in the garden or whether I sowed it.
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Re: Unknown Primula
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2020, 09:47:51 AM »
I am not a specialist in Primula - but, because there is no other reply - let me guess:

Primula elatior ? Although the inflorence seems a little bit strange.
Another opportunity is a elatior hybrid.

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Re: Unknown Primula
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2020, 10:15:36 AM »
Looks more like an hybrid between veris and vulgaris (= x polyantha) depending of which parents are in your garden/pots.
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Re: Unknown Primula
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2020, 10:30:25 AM »
Might be a seedling of the "Oakleaf" type plants? Flowers are the same, leaves obviously not.
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Re: Unknown Primula
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2021, 01:12:42 PM »
I have couple of Primulas grown from seed ex seeds, and I have lost the labels. They both flowered last summer for the first time.
The first is either Primula chionantha or Primula macrophylla, I have sown both, but lost track of them later. Which one do you think it is?
It is evergreen and flowers early, and is mealy.
First picture is May 20, second May 29.
In the third picture it is in the background in June 5th, the one in the foreground is another without a label.
At first I thought it was P.japonica, but this one is very mealy and my other sure P.japonica  flowers much later and is not mealy.
Then I started thinking if it might be P.pulverulenta, which I have also sown.
Is P.pulverulenta earlier flowering than other candelabra primulas?
In the fourth picture are the same primulas in June 5th.
The last picture was taken in the end of June and the possible P.pulverulenta is in the left already finished flowering, and the ones flowering were sown from seed ex seeds as P.x bullesiana.
All are really nice Primulas and I hope they come through this winter.
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Unknown Primula
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2021, 01:16:02 PM »
Here is another picture of the foliage of that P.chinantha/macrophylla in October.
Leena from south of Finland

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Re: Unknown Primula
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2021, 01:39:05 PM »
Leena, do you know this website https://primulaworld.blogspot.com ?
Here are a lot of pictures to compare with yours to find the right name.
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Re: Unknown Primula
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2021, 03:41:37 PM »
Thank you Herman:). I know that web page, and I also have two Primula books, but I haven't read anywhere that P.pulverulenta flowers earlier than other candelabras,
and I wonder if it is so? I like about these plants that I can get a succesion of flowers: when one plant finishes, another similar starts.
Leaves and flowers are very similar to P.x bullesiana, but flowering time differs.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2021, 03:43:36 PM by Leena »
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