For those with lightly shaded gardens, primulas are a must. There are a number of cultivars available to the gardener, the three most notable being the “Fairy primula" (P. malacoides), the “English Primrose" (P. aculusis) and the German Primrose (P. obconica). The Fairy primula flowers profusely throughout winter and spring and are ideal for inter planting with spring flowering bulbs and Iceland poppies. When selecting Primroses choose quality F1 hybrids for best results. These will give you masses of brightly coloured, long lasting blooms. They look stunning in terracotta pots or in tight groups where their gorgeous colours can be fully appreciated.
Information Supplied by the Bedding Plant Growers Association. Visit www.lifeisagarden.co.za for more.
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