Polyanthus 'Gold Laced'

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. More
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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.

Genus Polyanthus
Variety Gold Laced
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Primula
Border Position Front
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 20-30cm (8-12in)
Spacing 20cm (8in)
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.
Flowering April - June
Vase Life 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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Persian jewelled rice recipe

This delicious seasonal dish is wonderful as a side to spicy meat and vegetable dishes.

Planting perfect pots for spring

Follow these simple steps to plant perfect pots this summer.

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