PRIMULA PULVERULENTA 'BARTLEY'S STRAIN'
Traditionally, this is the most desirable and sought after of all of the large primulas. (So valuable in fact that much of a sizeable bed was dug up and stolen, from our gardens!) A few seedlings may revert to the ordinary red form (which is still lovely), but this special form bears tiered whorls of large, yellow-eyed sugar pink flowers. The true strain and very rarely offered.
Primula seeds may be sown in good light conditions at any time onto a loam-based compost, barely cover so that around 50% are still visible. We never use artificial heat, primulas are COOL germinators! As a rule best temperatures are usually between 10 and 15 degrees C. (e.g. a cool greenhouse or northerly window sill) PLEASE NOTE: Temperatures exceeding 15 C can prevent germination, and above 20 C expect very little germination as seeds can go dormant as a protective measure. Germination can take up to 6 weeks, but sometimes takes much longer.