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Alan_b

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Hose-in-hose true from seed
« on: April 02, 2015, 07:47:41 AM »
A few years ago (maybe 5-10) there was publicity about somebody who had managed to breed hose-in-hose primulas that came true from seed  I think this article may refer to this http://www.lathyrus-seed.com/paradise/flowers/hose.html .  There was a stand, at an RHS London Show I think, and I bought one.  It lasted a few years but then died out.  And it produced one hose-in-hose seedling that appeared in a crack in the patio paving -  but my wife put a pot on top of it and did for that.  I would like to try again but I have never seen this strain offered since.  Does anyone know where to get hold of them? 
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Re: Hose-in-hose true from seed
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 08:36:02 AM »
Seeds of hose-in-hose are available from Barnhaven and Owl's Acre Seeds
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Re: Hose-in-hose true from seed
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 08:49:00 AM »
Barnhaven may be the best possibility now Alan but don't know if they will be still in stock, they have seed also

http://www.barnhaven.com/enthusiasts-primroses

Failing that try Val Woolley at Field House Nursery in Gotham (no, not that one!)  Nottinghamshire (01159 830 278 ) or val.woolleyATbtinternet.com

They don't do mail order for plants but Val is a fount of knowledge on things Primula and may know who is stocking them in UK
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Re: Hose-in-hose true from seed
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 12:04:36 PM »
Thanks.  Do I take it you cannot buy the actual plants any more, just the seeds?
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Re: Hose-in-hose true from seed
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 12:26:58 PM »
Dunno Alan, it's well worth contacting Barnhaven and ask if they have any plants in stock. Their Web Site suggests there may be.


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Re: Hose-in-hose true from seed
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 08:19:21 AM »
A PM from Olive Mason has made me think that the ones I am after were marketed under the 'You-and Me' brand name.  This article http://www.transatlanticplantsman.com/transatlantic_plantsman/2010/01/hoseinhose-primulas-the-you-and-me-series.html makes that link, again referencing the late Kees Sahin as well as other plant breeders.

I understand that these 'You-and-Me' primulas made it into garden centres for a while but have come and gone.  So perhaps I will have to try to grow from seed - although at 20p per seed I would still rather get the mature plants if possible.   
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Re: Hose-in-hose true from seed
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 08:57:30 AM »
I used the same link to find Owl's Acre site  ;) but it seems that you can find seeds a bit cheeper (but usually only blue !) :
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Re: Hose-in-hose true from seed
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2015, 04:00:23 PM »
This is in the pipeline for mass production. Upper flower removed to show what's below
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