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Primulas of 2017: Small European Alpines

These are species and hybrids from within the same Primula section as Primula auricula. Many of the hybrids have some auricula heritage but are smaller than garden aurculas and may show a greater resemblance to other parents. A couple of … Continue reading

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Auriculas of 2017, Part 3, Best of the Rest

    Enjoy the pictures. Not much to say about these. Some old, familiar favourites first, and then a few new stand-outs. All from seed.     The yellow — my first auricula — is the seed parent of the … Continue reading

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Primrose Fields

    From its beginning, this blog has had a sort of place-holder name, “The Plants I Grow.” Over the years, more and more of the garden has been converted to primrose fields — mainly auricula fields. “Trial beds” might … Continue reading

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Auriculas of 2017, Part 2, Plants from Named Cultivars

These are seedlings whose parents and/or grandparents were named auriculas. They are not, themselves, worthy of a place on the show bench (with maybe an exception or two?) — and there is no show bench for them anyway, apart from … Continue reading

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Auriculas of 2017, Part 1, Named Cultivars

  Straight into the good stuff. Show self auriculas April Moon (yellow) and Taffeta (pink) and border auriculas Eden David (bright pink) and Kate Haywood (pale yellow).     The two border auriculas are in the ground and the two … Continue reading

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