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Primula Perfection for Spring Gardens

Primula Perfection with Sensible Gardening. One of the best plants for the early spring garden and so many types to choose from. How to grow these beauties.

Usually referred to as primroses, the term primrose originates from the Latin word “primus”, which means “first”. An appropriate name as often primula are one of the first flowers to bloom in our spring gardens. Primula auricula ( solid colour with contrasting eye, dusted with mealy white ‘farina’ with evergreen foliage ) Primrose are certainly cheery blooms, mostly smaller low…

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Spring Blooms

Spring blooms at Sensible Gardening and Living

There is no shortage of incredible spring flowers to choose for gardens, the list goes on and on! Anemone nemerosa ‘Alba’ A real spring beauty. This variety is very vigorous, low growing, creeping and hardy to zone 4. The foliage dies soon after flowering and is a great candiate for naturalizing. Primula vulgaris ‘Miss Indigo’ is a gorgeous double flowered…

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Primroses

Types of Primrose with Sensible Gardening

At one time  I thought all primroses were pretty much the same but of course I was very mistaken. There are several types of primroses and more and more of them are becoming available through the nursery trade. Generally we think of primroses growing in English gardens where the climate is on the cooler and wetter side, but even in…

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