Primula - Candelabra Hybrids
This is an exciting wide ranging mix of these fascinating primula, which have spikes of very delicate florets appearing in whorls up the stem in a wide range of colours. It thrives in sun or shade. Height: 30-60cm.
Germinate at 15-20C, higher temperatures may hinder germination. Sow on the surface of a good free-draining, damp seed compost. Apply a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite, however do not completely cover seed. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place in a shady position. Keep compost moist but not wet, germination usually takes 10-30 days. Once a number of seeds have emerged, sprinkle a tiny amount of sieved compost or vermiculite over the roots to anchor them. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm pots, grow on in a cool position giving plenty of water. Plant out where they are to flower in autumn 23cm apart.