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Lawrence

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Primula allionii.. cutting back
« on: January 07, 2018, 04:49:29 PM »
I have a Primula allionii Broadwell Milkmaid which was given to me about 3 years ago, when the plant was about 8-9 years old ( I think? ) . I have been in the process of removing the dead leaves this afternoon, a rather long winded job that I have not yet finished. The plant seems to have lost some of its vigour ( not surprising in view of how prolifically it flowers every year), and some of the stems are a little thin. Do allionii types respond to cutting back, like I think some P. marginata types, and if so when?

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Re: Primula allionii.. cutting back
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 01:49:40 PM »
...........................................Do allionii types respond to cutting back, like I think some P. marginata types, and if so when?

I haven't tried cutting them back and I haven't read about it in either Mary Robinson's Primula book or in Bob and David Richards' Primula Allionii pamphlet in one of NAPS Guides. I have to say that I haven't seen it for marginata types either! If you are going to give it a try I would recommend that you take a batch of cuttings as well. February seems to be a good time to try as this is the time when the plants are starting into growth.
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Re: Primula allionii.. cutting back
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 08:00:14 PM »
Thanks very much for your reply David

 


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