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Beautiful, old-fashioned and wonderful as a pot, garden plant or cut flower. Primula 'Gold Lace' lasts nearly two weeks once cut and I use this Polyanthus as an edible flower, scattered over jewelled rice or couscous.
It’s the texture of polyanthus, as well as the colours which make these such exceptional spring-flowering plants. You can grow them in pots – as a collection – in the middle of your table, or plant them in the garden and pick the odd flower from there.
They love a bit of light shade. Sear the stem ends in boiling water to make them last over a week in the vase.
- Perfect for pollinators
|Soil:||Moist, well drained, non-acidic, rich soil|
|Site:||Sun or partial shade - will grow in full shade too.||Height:||20cm||Spread:||20cm||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Protect from the birds by constructing a simple web of black cotton tied on short twigs pushed into the ground to stand about 8cm above the flowers.||Flowers:||❀ Late Winter - Spring||For the vase:||Arrange separately in simple glass vases or in a shallow vase or mix with green hellebores and euphorbia for a lovely contrast. Sear the stem ends in boiling water to make them last over a week in the vase.||Cooking Notes:||These are delicious sprinkled over salads - try it with Sarah's Persian jewelled rice recipe.|