A new type of Primula polyantha with more flowers atop every stem
Days to Maturity: 140 to 154
Often grown as annuals, the polyanthus varieties, also known as primroses, in the Lighthouse Mix Primula offer early to mid-spring interest. One of the earliest bloomers, these primroses augur spring with a cheerful carnival of colors in vibrant yellow, pink, rose, and blue. Borne in dense clusters on a long, stout flower stalk, the flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.
Lighthouse Mix Primula primroses have a compact, uniform habit of deeply textured, hairy, semi-evergreen to evergreen foliage that forms a rosette after blooming, giving them multi-season value.
Cold hardy to Zone 4, primroses like cool roots and require cool temperatures and high humidity to produce high-quality plants. Given good air circulation and adequate water, they are relatively easy to grow. The plants prefer rich, humusy, moist, well-drained soil and full sun in cool early spring temperatures but part to full shade in warmer temperatures. So, they are a great option for planting under deciduous shrubs or rose bushes in the garden but are perfect for pots too. And they can also be grown indoors as a houseplant. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Direct sow primula seed after the last frost in spring while the soil is still cool, or start seeds indoors 6 to 10 weeks before the last frost and transplant after all threat of frost has passed.
If you plan to start your seeds indoors, be sure to check out our Bio Dome Seed Starter Kit. With the Bio Dome, you can control the temperature, light, and soil mix to ensure your seeds become strong for transplant.
Lighthouse Mix Primula Includes:
Primula F1 Polyantha Lighthouse Yellow Untreated
Primula F1 Polyantha Lighthouse Rose Untreated
Primula F1 Polyantha Lighthouse Pink Untreated
Primula F1 Polyantha Lighthouse Blue Untreated
(P)Pkt of 15 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 15 seeds
Bloom Start to End:Early Spring – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack:15
Plant Height:8 in
Plant Width:6 in
Additional Characteristics:Flower,?Long Bloomers
Foliage Color:Medium Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy