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Primula alpicola seeds

Primula alpicola seeds

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Graceful species from Tibet with long stalks topped with umbrels of deliciously fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers in shades of white, yellow and violet. Loves boggy ground and will happily grow at the edge of a pond.

Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Hardy Perennial
Flowers: Early summer
Height: 30 - 45cm
Position: Sun or semi-shade in deep, moist soil

Packet of 30 seeds


RHS Award of Garden Merit

This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. For more information on RHS award of Garden Merit plants visit




Primula seeds need a period of cold to break their dormancy before they will germinate and can be sown indoors or out.

Indoors:  Sow at any time of year very thinly on the surface of a good, free draining damp seed compost, press the seeds lightly into the soil and do not cover them.  Seal inside a polythene bag and place in the fridge at 2-5C for 3 weeks. After this time remove from the fridge and either place in a propagator or leave in the bag and maintain at about 15C. Germination can take 6 weeks or perhaps longer and can be erratic hence the need to sow the seeds as thinly as possible. Check the container regularly to make sure the compost does not dry out.

Outdoors:  Sow as above in late summer to early winter and place the container outdoors in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse or in a sheltered spot anywhere in the garden where it won't be disturbed.  Germination will occur when the temperature starts to warm up in early spring.  Seed can also be sown directly outdoors in flowering position though it is wise to protect the area with netting to avoid disturbance by wildlife.

Growing Instructions: When seedlings are large enough to handle, remove them carefully from the container and pot up individually into 7.5cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions in good, natural light, but avoid direct sunlight. In spring, gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting in their final position.


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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.