PRIMULA FLACCIDA (NUTANS)
Spikes of powdered, pale blue bells arise from compact clumps of hairy leaves, and surprisingly, it is very adaptable to our lowland gardens. One of the most delicate, beautiful and fragrant of all primulas, this gem lives at higher than 10,000 feet in the Himalaya.
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 as cold and natural day to day fluctuations can help germination, and 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 often go dormant as a protective measure. Germination takes between 3 to 6 weeks, sometimes taking much longer.