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primrose from seeds?

Posted by snowling888 MA Z6 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 22, 10 at 22:10

I've just saved some primrose seeds. After a lot research on-line, it seems not easy to get it germinate. Anyone here have idea to start primrose seeds without a coldframe?


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RE: primrose from seeds?

which primrose? (arabian, booth's, brown-eye, cape, evening, field, polyanthus, shrubby evening)
you can replace the cold frame by storing the seed in the vegi keeper (where the temperature is 40F) keep it there for the prescribe time.

RE: primrose from seeds?

Primrose - Primula vulgaris & veris are easy to grow.
They need ~70+degree temp to germinate. I sowed mine in winter then set the containers outside in the cold. They germinated in mid spring.

RE: primrose from seeds?

I've been going out into the desert weekly looking for seed of the Oenothera brevipes, "Desert primrose". From the distribution in the desert it clearly produces seed but I cannot find any.

RE: primrose from seeds?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 26, 10 at 13:06

Understanding that oenothera is not the primrose being asked about above -

Albert, if you can, take squares of nylon stocking and some twist ties, bag stems on flowering plants you can find again. Seed is said to be set and dispersed rather quickly. You may have competion from mice, birds, so don't be surprised if they raid the 'bags' but you might get some viable seed that way.

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