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Tray of 40 Polyanthus Crescendo Plug Plants. Polyanthus Crescendo, the best, most reliable and trusted variety of Polyanthus. Our plug plants will produce plants with strong sturdy stems that explode like a supernova into a cluster of bright flowers at their tips. This is an impressive variety that will fill your spring garden with colour. It is winter hardy, has a floriferous and strong growing habit and comes in a wide range of colours. Plant our professionally produced Polyanthus plugs into trays or pots. Grow on for around 67 weeks then plant out into garden borders, patio pots & hanging baskets.
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The most economical way to purchase your plants. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on before planting out ready to flower. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 2.6cm deep x 1.8cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.
Although some plants are capable of surviving after their first year, flowers in subsequent years are likely to be smaller and fewer in number, so plants are best replaced each year. The fairy primrose, Primula malacoides, has sprays of fragrant flowers on long stems and is often sold as a houseplant. Again, discard after flowering.
Primroses are easy to grow and come in a variety of forms, but there's a whole world of related plants in the Primula genus that are just as beautiful. These include our native yellow cowslips to stylish drumstick primulas and ornate polyanthus primulas and auriculas. They come in shades of yellow, pink, orange and more, most of them flowering in early spring but others blooming much later. Primroses and primulas are versatile, suitable for growing in borders or containers, and work in both formal and informal planting schemes. Grow them individually or mixed with other spring-flowering favourites, in containers, borders, around the edge of your pond or naturalised in your lawn.
Many primula varieties, including native cowslips and primroses, plus hybrid polyanthus primulas and auriculas, are readily available at garden centres in spring. Simply buy these and plant them where you would like them to grow.
Primula 'Gold Laced Group' is one of the best known primulas to grow. This polyanthus primula has flowers in shades of dark red to near-black, edged with gold 'lace'. It's a great choice for growing in containers alongside other polyanthus and auriculas. Grow in moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade.
Blooming their hearts out for weeks and brightening the dullest days, Primroses and Polyanthus are some of the earliest flowering primulas. Highly popular in the spring gardens and containers, these cheerful perennial plants are incredibly diverse in size and come in almost every color imaginable. Some are wonderfully scented and terrific for attracting early insects. Reflecting their popularity, there are thousands of cultivars available. Highly versatile, they are perfect for containers, window boxes, or planted in groups at the edge of borders, in rock gardens, woodland gardens, or by streams and ponds.
Hardy and exquisite, Border and Alpine Auriculas are vigorous, free-flowering primroses that are strong and sturdy enough to withstand most weather conditions and be grown in the garden. These evergreen perennial plants are incredibly diverse in size and come in almost every color imaginable. They grow up to 8 in. tall (20 cm) and usually enjoy a long flowering season extending from mid to late spring. They bloom for up to 3 months (in normal weather conditions) and sometimes flower again in the fall. They look terrific in containers, or planted in groups at the edge of borders, along paths or in rockeries. USDA Zones: 3-8
Candelabra primulas are majestic perennial plants noted for their eye-catching flowers carried in numerous whorls up their strong stems, like a wedding cake. Very hardy and long-lived, they enjoy a long flowering season extending from late spring to midsummer, depending on the varieties. Clump forming, they grow up to 1-3 ft. tall (30-90 cm) and self-sow profusely, ensuring that your display continues year after year. They are happiest in bog gardens, near ponds and streams, and grow well in damp shady borders. USDA Zones: 4-8.
Prized by horticulturists since Elizabethan times, Double Primroses have been cherished in English cottage gardens for centuries. How not to be bewitched by their beauty? Often fragrant, the multipetalled blossoms of these perennial plants resemble small roses and are available in a wide range of colors. Very floriferous thanks to their incredible number of buds (one single plant can produce a hundred blooms!), they enjoy a long flowering season extending from mid to late spring. Some cultivars even begin flowering in early spring, providing a long-lasting floral display. Whether planted in the garden border or in containers, they have the effect of stopping passers-by in their tracks. USDA Zones: 3-8
Lifting our spirits with their bright colors in the first months of the year, Primulas, also known as Primroses, belong to a huge genus of more than 430 species. Hardy, these cheerful perennials provide a wide range of sizes, shapes and come in almost every color imaginable. They range from tiny rock garden plants to statuesque candelabras.
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind thatheight, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plantshas been written based on numerous outside resources.
Polyanthus (Primula polyanthus) is a variety of primrose that produces a cluster of white or bright-colored flowers on a 1-foot-tall stem, suitable for container gardens or mass plantings in a flower bed. Polyanthus grows outdoors as a perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 9. Pruning the plants to remove the dead blossoms and half the green growth after the spring blooms helps improve the chance of second blooming in early fall.
Choose a planting site in a partially shaded area where the plant will receive filtered sunlight. The ideal temperature for polyanthus is 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the evening. Enrich the garden soil with compost, as they prefer a humus-rich site. If planting in a container, use a well-draining potting soil and pot with bottom drainage holes.
Plant polyanthus in a hole that is the same depth as the root ball and twice as wide, for both landscape and outdoor container planting. Place the top of the crown at ground level. Set plants 6 inches apart to provide room for growth.
Apply water to container plants by setting the pot in a tray filled with water so the water enters the container through the bottom drainage holes. Remove the container once the soil at the top feels moist. Water landscape plants by moistening the soil to a depth of about 6 inches. Check the soil moisture level every two to three days and repeat the watering process if the soil is dry more than 1 inch deep from the top of the soil.
Fertilize container and garden polyanthus plants once a month from spring through fall with a water-soluble 5-10-5 fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce the fertilizer applications to every other month from winter through early spring. Avoid using a slow-release fertilizer, to prevent buildup of fertilizer in the soil that might cause damage to the plants.
Monitor polyanthus for the presence of spider mites or slugs. Remove spider mites by spraying the plants with water several times a week to remove the insects until the problem is resolved. Place slug bait under the plants to remove slugs, or mulch the area with pine needles or crushed egg shells.
Barnhaven polyanthus primula derive originally from five packets of Sutton's seeds which were purchased by Florence Bellis in 1935. All our polyanthus are direct descendants from these seeds. In all this time, there have been only two ''foreign'' introductions to our strain - pollen from the original Cowichan clone and plants from Linda Eickman's pink strain of polyanthus.
All the Barnhaven Polyanthus plants and seed still come from these carefully hand-pollinated seed strains. This ensures that we produce high quality plants and seed every year from our rigorously selected plants, maintaining the variety in the forms and colours that we love.
Polyanthus primula produce very good visible displays in the garden and are often used in formal beds in combination with spring bulbs or other plants. They will also grow very well in pots. Just keep removing the spent stems to prolong the display. 041b061a72