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Polyanthus 'Discovering Stripes Mixed'Primula

Just £3.29

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Intriguing striped Polyanthus flowers that look like hand painted watercolours! This reliable perennial produces large blooms in pretty pastel shades, with some becoming darker, turning to green, black and other unusual colours as they mature. The thick stems of these polyanthus plants make them ideal for adding to springtime flower arrangements. Polyanthus 'Discovering Stripes Mixed' is long lived and low maintenance - perfect for adding to spring borders and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Patio, Cottage Gardens, Alpine & Rockery, Low Maintenance Garden, Woodland Garden

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

30cm (11.8in)

30cm (11.8in)

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Sowing Months Flowering Months
Water Polyanthus plants regularly during hot, dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out. Deadhead faded Polyanthus flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Divide over-crowded clumps between late autumn and early spring to increase their longevity. Caution: may cause skin irritation

Sow Polyanthus 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 15-20C (59-68F) 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 Polyanthus plants are well grown, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors. Plant Polyanthus at a distance of 23cm (9") apart in sun or semi shade in moist, rich fertile, well drained soil.

Delivery

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