Primula in 2010

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Boland
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Primula in 2010

My first primrose of the season is open. This is Primula 'Windrush'. Primula 'Freedom' and P. marginata are showing colour...this is at least 2 weeks early.

Lori S.
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Not sure why I'm showing this shamefully gnarly old Primula marginata... I guess only because it started blooming earlier than ever before this year.  I first photographed flowers on it April 7th - the last week of April is the more usual bloom time!  (Guess I should really take cuttings from this old thing and start it over...) 

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Skulski wrote:

Not sure why I'm showing this shamefully gnarly old Primula marginata... I guess only because it started blooming earlier than ever before this year.  I first photographed flowers on it April 7th - the last week of April is the more usual bloom time!  (Guess I should really take cuttings from this old thing and start it over...) 

I like your "gnarly old" Primula marginata!
Have few of this kind of Primula, the woodland species are better here.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Lori, I take cuttings or replant deeper, my marginata on a regular basis as they are prone to becoming knarly.  My 'Freedom' has the same affliction.

Trond, my denticulata are just starting to expand their leaves...it will be some weeks before I see flowers.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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Primula 'Freedom' is open now.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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A few more primula have opened....P. elatior, P. denticulata and P. julinae 'Wanda'

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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P. denticulata 'Alba', P. 'Betty Green' and a pubescens hybrid

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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A testiment to my late spring...P. hirsuta is still in full bloom.  First truly woodland primula are starting...such as P. jesoana.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Lori S.
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A few from here:
1) Primula saxatilis, with its green eyes.  These are last year's seedlings.
2) Primula x juliana 'Allure', a little droopy after the snow.
3) Primula 'Jay Jay', starting to bloom.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Beauties Lori!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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1800 mm precipitation per year

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Still snowing, Lori? Seems that the flowers do well anyway.
Here's one  small native Primula. It is only 4cm tall with farinose leaves.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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