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Primula Auriculas and Dusty Millers

Auriculas for salePlease turn to Auriculas 2021 for available varieties.

no photoPRIMULA allionii William Earles $9.00
This little gem will delight the collector and exhibitor. It makes a little tuffet of miniature auricula leaves with relatively large rose purple white-eyed flowers in late winter and early spring. Free-draining limey soil, keep foliage dryish over winter, part shade in the heat of summer. Containers and troughs.
Primula denticulataPRIMULA denticulata $8.00
The showy Drumstick Primrose with large balls of flowers on strong stems in late spring. Winter dormant. A super plant for a deep fertile moist soil and sun or part sun. Lovely en masse. Currently available in white.
Primula Ethel BarkerPRIMULA Ethel Barker $8.00
Ethel is a little cutie with large pink flowers over a compact tuft of small Auricula foliage. Great in a trough. Sun or part sun. Cool fertile free-draining soil. A Pr.allionii hybrid.
Primula Gold LacedPRIMULA Gold Laced $8.00
A distinctive Primula with heads of rich chocolate brown flowers, each petal finely outlined with a gold margin, and a gold eye. Part shade. Cool fertile humus-rich soil. In bud now.
Primula juliaePRIMULA juliae $8.00
This little rose-purple primrose forms a wee mat in a cool fertile soil.
Primula Kinlough BeautyPRIMULA Kinlough Beauty $8.00
This little soft pink Primrose has a distinctive cream bar down the centre of each petal.
PRIMULA PUBESCENS VARIETIES - these are a lower-growing auricula group of hybrids with similar cultivation requirements, tolerating a bit more sun. They are all excellent garden varieties and flower freely. H10cm x W20cm.

Primula pubescens Palest PinkPRIMULA pubescens Pale Pink $8.00
Compact green rosettes. A seedling from the pure white form with delicate pink blush on the petal margins.
Primula pubescens LucernaPRIMULA pubescens Lucerna $8.00
One of our European imports from years ago this very compact variety has glowing crimson flowers deepening slightly towards the deep golden eye.
Primula pubescens Mrs J.H.WilsonPRIMULA pubescens Mrs J.H.Wilson $8.00
Heads of cool deep purple flowers with creamy white centres held above compact foliage in spring. Sun or part sun. Cool fertile soil. A proven and free-flowering garden gem.
Primula pubescens RufusPRIMULA pubescens Rufus $8.00
Heads of bright brick red flowers in spring.

Primula pulverulentaPRIMULA pulverulenta $8.00
Large lush aromatic foliage and candelabras of deep pink in summer. An ideal choice for those moist heavy fertile soils in your garden. The winter-dormant roots produce large leafy rosettes from fat resting buds and the colourful blooms are arranged in whorls or rings up the flowerstems.
Primula roseaPRIMULA rosea $8.00
Flowers of intense rose pink over neat foliage in spring. Cool fertile soils. Winter dormant.
Primula sibthorpiiPRIMULA sibthorpii $8.00
A gem for early spring with masses of mauve pink Primroses. Floriferous and a good increaser. H10cm x W25cm.
Primula sieboldiiPRIMULA sieboldii $8.00
A popular spring-flowering Primula which produces good-sized flowers over a deep carpet of lush green foliage. Flowers white to pale pink with deeper rose pink backs to the petals. Cool fertile soils, increases well. H30cm x W30cm.
Primula sieboldii SnowPRIMULA sieboldii Snow $8.00
A lovely form of the variety above which produces good-sized pure white flowers over lush light green foliage.
Primula Snow WhitePRIMULA Snow White $8.00
A delightful little Primrose with a very compact free-flowering habit, short-stemmed snow white flowers with sparkling gold eyes. Increases well. H7cm x W15cm.
Primula Southwell Crimson Jack in the GreenPRIMULA Southwell Crimson Jack in the Green $8.00
Lush clumps of typical Primrose foliage and crimson Primroses, each nestled in a leafy ruff. This is a very old flower type and is nicely perfumed. Usual cool fertile soils in part sun or dappled shade.
no photoPRIMULA spectabilis $9.00
Originates from mountains in Northern Italy where it grows on limestone in grassland and on rocky ridges. Rosettes of green leathery leaves and large rose-pink, white-eyed flowers. Performs best outdoors. To 12cm.
Primula warshewskyanaPRIMULA warshenewskyana $8.00
A little creeping Russian primrose with shocking pink stemless flowers in spring. Cool well-drained fertile crevice or trough.
Ptilotrichum spinosum roseumPTILOTRICHUM spinosum roseum $8.00
A grey twiggy dome from the Mediterranean which is covered in a cloud of tiny flowers in summer. This form has been selected for its richer coloured blooms. The faded spikes remain on the plant as a spiky framework which gives the plant its character.
Ranunculus gramineusRANUNCULUS gramineus $8.00
This European species is easy and rewarding with bowls of deep lemon yellow on slender stems during spring. Compact clumps of grassy leaves. Sun. Rock garden, front of the border. Division after blooming, every 3-4 years, gives best flowers.
Saxifraga Peter PanSAXIFRAGA Peter Pan $8.00
This is a Mossy Saxifrage which will make a nice lush soft cushion in a partly sunny or well-lit shady position with cool fertile soil. Produces a good display of reddish pink flowers on short stems during spring. H10cm x W30cm.
Silene acaulisSILENE acaulis $8.00 each
Compact fresh green cushions sprinkled with stemless clear pink flowers. Good in a container garden or warm terrace on the rock garden. H3cm x W20cm. We warmly recommend this selected clone as it has plentiful good-sized well-coloured flowers.
Silene schaftaSILENE schafta $8.00
A late summer rockery plant with cheerful pink tubular flowers in quantity from a compact tuft. Suitable for the sunny rock garden or corner of a trough where it can spill over the edge.
Sternbergia luteaSTERNBERGIA lutea $9.00
A showy bulbous plants producing goblets of clear yellow in autumn followed by the shiny strap-shaped leaves. Sun and a free-draining soil. Approx 15cm high. Recommended.
Violet Deep Violet PurpleVIOLET Deep Violet Purple $8.00 each or 3 for $21.00
This Violet has deep violet flowers with 15cm stems ideal for picking. Like many lilies, the perfume is nicest when picked up on the breeze about a metre from the plants. If you are looking for the oldtime Violet this is the one. Part sun or shade.
Viola jooiVIOLA jooi $8.00
Sweetly scented lavender flowers on short stems above a compact tuft of foliage. Non-running but will give you seedlings. Does well for us in the open sunny rock garden. H10cm. Winter dormant.


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