Thompson & Morgan
Rollover image for an enlarged view

Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

Japanese Primrose

Hardy Perennial

Crimson flowers crown silvery stems that rise above rosettes of foliage from late spring. This robust little perennial holds an RHS AGM and creates a wonderful display in shady, damp spots and woodlands. For the best impact, plant Primula 'Miller's Crimson' in large drifts. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, low maintenance garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
May, June
Sowing Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 packet (45 primula seeds)

    • SAVE 50p  
    • Despatch:
    • £1.49 £0.99
    • Out of stock

Sow Primula seed from February to July on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place the pot or seed tray in a shaded position at a temperature of 15-18C (60-65F) until after germination, which usually takes 10-30 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Once most of the seed have germinated, sprinkle a tiny amount of compost over the roots to anchor them. If there has been no germination after 30 days put the pot in the fridge (not freezer) for 2-3 weeks and then return to warmth. Check on the seeds regularly whilst in the fridge and remove them if they start to germinate.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cool, moist conditions. In autumn, when Primula plants are well grown, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Plant primula at a distance of 23cm (9") apart in sun or semi shade in moist, rich fertile, well drained soil.

Water Primula regularly during hot, dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out. Deadhead faded Primula flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Primula may be a relatively short-lived perennial. Divide over-crowded clumps between late autumn and early spring to increase their longevity.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Post a review
Title of review


Rating 1 2 3 4 5
Comment
You will be redirected to login/registration page to post your review.
Reviews are subjected to approval.