Primula polyanthus "Cowichan Blues"
New for 2017
These primroses were grown from seeds from Barnhaven Primroses in France. They are derived from the original Cowichan primroses grown and perfected by Florence Bellis in Cowichan Station, Canada, and continued by growers in England and now France. They are noted for their rich colors that reach the centers of the blooms, leaving little or no eye. They are also noted for their bronzed leaves.
Care: Primroses like neutral or slightly acid, well-drained soil with large quantities of organic matter. Barnhaven recommends a slope under deciduous trees or northeast facing bed, dividing every two to three years, and feeding with a weak solution high in potash or a tomato fertilizer every 10 days from the time the buds start to form until the first flowers open. Avoid full sun, dry conditions, and a covering of leaves in winter will
help protect the plants during freeze and thaw conditions.