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Spring Swathes of Velvet Collection

I've been a fan of primulas and polyanthus since visiting Barnhaven and their incredible collection when I was a girl.
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Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Position
Container Garden, Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
45cm (18in)
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun

Description

I’ve been a fan of primulas and polyanthus since visiting Barnhaven and their incredible collection when I was a girl. We trialled ten last winter/spring and selected four outstanding varieties which bloomed a little right through the winter, and then really took off in March and April. This was the loveliest, lots of heads in a clutch at the top of every stem. It was the perfect carpet through which the stately purple-crimson Tulip ‘Jinan’ then grew.

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Care Tips

Don’t plant tulips until the cold weather has set in - this helps wipe out viral and fungal diseases. Polyanthus are easy to grow and they will come back year after year giving much needed early season colour in containers and borders.