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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2007, 07:33:48 PM »
A very different Primula from those David is showing.
Primula maximowiczii
and our native Scottish Primrose, quite different from the european ones
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2007, 08:33:43 PM »
What a colour, Susan! I love Primula maximowiczii, it is such an unusual red. And the shape is stunning, I love P. tangutica, too, with that shape and dark, almost black flowers. Yummy!
Really hard to beat a primrose for charm, though, isn't it?
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2007, 08:43:55 PM »
Great P. maximowiczii  Susan - never seen it before !  Is it easy ???
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2007, 08:51:02 PM »
I have some seed just showing, hope they are are as nice as Susan's.
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2007, 09:04:57 PM »
Yes, must be said, Susan's  P. maxies are a bit FAB!
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2007, 09:08:58 PM »
luc,
They aren't difficult if you can grow other primulas such as rosea, viallii and candlearbra.
I don't think they are all that long lasting and you don't get much seed, but seed germinates readily.

David,
If your seed is from SRGC the chances are that it will be the same colour, that is the shade that is going about. The seedlings should grow on well and flower next year.
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2007, 08:19:24 PM »
Susan,

A particularly brilliant red, excellent.

Your cool conditions are the envy of those living in the south where growing primulas is not as easy as it was twenty years ago. At that time general garden conditions were good enough for primulas whereas now it is necessary to have a particularly wet part of the garden to succeed with them.


Here are some ordinary primulas from the garden this week.


Primula 'Johanna'
Same again
A bed of primula vulgaris
Same again
The IRISH primrose

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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2007, 08:56:49 PM »
I see that primulas are locally plentiful with you, then, Paddy!
Now, I may be remembering this quite incorrectly, so sorry if that is the case, but, I THINK... that Primula 'Johanna' was named for Henrik Zetterland's daughter.  I hope you all know Henrik.... the "batman" of Gothenburg ??!! ;)
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2007, 09:39:21 PM »
you are right Maggie, the Primula is named after Henrik's daughter
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #39 on: April 13, 2007, 04:26:52 PM »
Here is a recently purchased primula that I am happy with. It was cheap and even had a free passanger that I also potted in a different pot. The free passanger was nothing special but I potted it anyway.
It was a good price 50 cent and even though the foliage has taken a lot of beeting it complies with the 5 pips need for a show plant.
I will see if I can self it and then spread the seeds amongst our Swedish ones to get in more of the darker ones that we like so much. The ones we have has smaller flowers due to more primula veris blood.
It also had a lovely velvet look on the fully mature flowers. I have not noticed any scent so here was most likely none.

It was the only primula they had in the place.

Hope You also like this plant
Joakim
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2007, 08:26:40 PM »
Joakim, it is only Auriculas that, in some cases, require five fully open pips (flowers) for show purposes. Primula hybrids, Primroses and Polyanthus are judged purely on effect and form, and difficulty of cultivation for the former.
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #41 on: April 13, 2007, 09:33:42 PM »
I think I'm getting hooked on Primulas! I want the red one!

Here is one that from one year to the next I cant remember if it is P frondosa or farinosa. My past photos show it as both. What I do know is it is getting bigger and bigger
April 6th
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2007, 09:40:11 PM »
I'm sure there will be specialists around pointing you out what ist is Mark - but whatever it is : it's a real beauty !
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2007, 09:53:10 PM »
Probably frondosa but there aint a lotta difference!
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Re: Primula April 2007
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2007, 11:10:13 PM »
David
Thanks for clarifying. Could a better grown version of that be entered in a competision? With better I meen without the foliage being broken and generallt a bit nicer but still with no name and not much known heritage/parents. Can things be appreciaated just by being pretty? Not everyone might think this one is pretty and I doubt I will put it in any contest but it would be fun to know how it is done.
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Joakim
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