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

I home you're not calling me a Primula Bigot, Gene! ;+)
I shall give them another try at some point; I promise.
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 8:22 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re:Primula sieboldii was:Congrats, Gene!

> Hello Marge & Kitty,
>     I once took a course called Psychology One.... in it the study of
> prejudice was introduced. About how a fear or bad experience goes from
> specific to general. Think that has happened so many times with Primula.
> Gardeners begin with the "wrong" species or hybrid in the candelabras that
> they see along side streams and most places... and fail for they do not
> the pond or stream. Then all primula will not grow in their garden. Not
> primula have the same needs. hard to get that one through and have it sink
> in solid. There is at a very minimum one whole sections of primula that
> do just fine, thank you, in the woodland  garden with average to good soil
> that has some humus. They are not hard to grow and seed about when happy,
> simply gently spread into a decent matt over time. Such a wonderful late
> winter and early spring flowering plant that gets missed out on because
> someone say and English gardening photo before they saw what will grow in
> the average garden here in the eastern US.
> Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@clubhouse-designs.com>
> >> From: kmrsy@comcast.net
> >> 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.
> > ----------
> >
> > Well, the candelabras want it soggy to be happy, which other
> > residents of your borders might not like, but the woodland species
> > just want decently moist soil.   P. kisoana is quite nifty with its
> > fuzzy leaves and thrives in leaf mulch in light shade under trees and
> > shrubs.  It doesn't go dormant like P. sieboldii; at least mine has
> > not and P. sieboldii does, watered or not.   I got P. vulgaris 'Blaue
> > Auslese' from Gene back in '96 and it's been doing just fine in a
> > regular border in the woodland garden - soil is rotted woodchips and
> > it's gotten a bit dry now and again, but this one still returns
> > faithfully and blooms its lil' head off.   I keep meaning to get some
> > more P. vulgaris - they do go dormant early but bloom very early in
> > spring.
> >
> > I have one that I got many years ago at a wildflower sale as
> > 'primrose'...finally was able to ID it from Pam Harper's "Time Tested
> > Plants" as P. x variabilis, a hybrid between the primrose and
> > cowslip, found in England where these plants grow together.  It is
> > absolutely tough as nails; has lived in a bed under a maple tree for
> > well over 20 years now with virtually total neglect.  I get around to
> > dividing some of them every once in a while, but not as often as I
> > really ought to.  Flower is a lovely pale yellow with a darker yellow
> > eye; a dozen or more on foot high stalks;  comes on early, like April
> > for me and lasts for a month.  If you ever run across it, grab it -
> > it is about foolproof.  Well, a photo is worth a lot of verbiage so
> > uploaded one.
> >
> > http://www.mtalt.hort.net/prim/primula-x-variabilis-clump-276x211.jpg
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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