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Re: Re:Primula sieboldii was:Congrats, Gene!

I'm sure one reason my primroses didn't make it was moisture. But since
that time I've installed a waterinf system that might cater to their
needs better.

neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> > From: kmrsy@comcast.net 
> > formula. Still, there's a lot of good info in there, especially, 
> "If you 
> > think you can't grow primroses, this [Primula sieboldii] will be 
> the one 
> > exception." Gene, I have tried and have killed every primrose. My 
> best 
> > luck was Primula denticulata which hung around for a couple of 
> years and 
> > then disappeared. So maybe I should try this one. 
> ---------- 
> Yes, you should, Kitty. It's smart and goes dormant in mid summer 
> and then comes back the next spring. P. denticulata is one I've only 
> had hang on for a while, even in my damp garden where the candelabras 
> thrive to the point of weediness...they died in droves in the regular 
> border, but if you can give them a bit of sog, they will grow huge 
> and happy and seed all over. 
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland 
> mtalt@hort.net 
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