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Postby Puff10 » Apr 12, 2009 10:16 am

early primrose just budding out( Easter sunday bloom)
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Re: Primrose

Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 12, 2009 10:29 am

Very heartening!
Our few primula are in quite a shady spot(s), and haven't shown themselves yet.
Have some Hellebores that are showing colour, so we were pleased to see that.
Must take a pic in a day or two.

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Re: Primrose

Postby Grannygardener » Apr 12, 2009 1:08 pm

My primrose is still under 2 feet of ice and snow. Edie
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Re: Primrose

Postby earwig » Apr 13, 2009 7:42 am

Now that looks encouraging, I see I have a little green showing on one of mine. I don't have the knack to grow primroses but that does not stop me from trying.
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Re: Primrose

Postby Trailblaze1 » Apr 14, 2009 3:19 pm

I love, love, love primroses! Don't have any. Could you show us more when they open? thx.
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Re: Primrose

Postby Countryboy » Apr 15, 2009 8:31 am

Wow! I'm in without signing in this morning. That's never happened before. :)

Anyway . . . Primrose/Primula . . . does anybody know the difference . . or the proper terminology? I could easily call the plant in the OP a Primrose 'cept I have wild Evening Primrose on the edges of my property and it looks nothing like the Primula in the pic. So I tend to differentiate between Primula and Primrose. *Tho I suspect I have no reason to.*

Whatever the name tho, mine are not as advanced as yrs Ginseng, not quite. But they'll be up just after my Scillia and Daffs bloom and I'm sure looking forward to them. :D
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Re: Primrose

Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 15, 2009 9:56 am

[quote] . . . Primrose/Primula . . . does anybody know the difference . . or the proper terminology?/quote]


Hi Frank;
These are just another example of a somewhat confusing use of common names.

The spring blooming "primroses" are likely more entitled to the moniker, since they belong to the Family Primulaceae....there are ~400-500 species within the Genus Primula, as well.

The summer blooming "primrose" are in the Genus Oenothera (family Onagraceae). They very nicely have another multitude of common names!
We all need to have little lessons in nomenclature! It really isn't as painful as most people seem to think.
A bit like keeping track of ones' extended family.


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Re: Primrose

Postby Puff10 » Apr 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Frank,

In my book, primroses which sometimes are referred to as "evening primrose" But this little beauty (in bud) are also called primroses(primula although I don't think they are related to "evening..."I have been growing them for over 10 yrs.

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Re: Primrose

Postby Countryboy » Apr 17, 2009 10:29 am

It's generally good to be specific abt types of plants but this is one type I've never been too accurate with. The difference between Poker Primrose and Primula is pretty slight, but noticible. Between Poker Primrose and Evening Primrose the difference is huge. Who would even think it's the same plant . . probably it isn't . . . just the same name eh. :? lol

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I have the two different 'reds' in Primula, also a pale 'vanilla' shade that's not quite as hardy a variety as the reds. There's a pretty blue shade too that I'd like to have. Too bad yr so far away Ginseng. That's a nice lavender u have there. :)
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Re: Primrose

Postby Smitty » Apr 17, 2009 10:48 am

woohoo horticulture 101. thanks for the info.
I have evening primrose I think??spreads like a weed in the back bed
and here is my oenothera..ozark mountain sundrop. blooms all summer and my 5 year old grandson says it smells like watermelon :)
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