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    Primroses to perk up your winter

    Oh my, when I look at these little beauties it makes my heart sing ! Found them on sale in Home Depot..I guess they were Valentine's Day overstock. Have a white one with yellow centers just loaded with blooms and a raspberry one with yellow(on the same petal as the raspberry) in towards the petal beginnings(yes, that is a technical term!-LOL!) What a delight on a freezing day !
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    Aren't they gorgeous?

    They have been on our shelves for the last month, but I resist them. I've gotta tell you that this is very, very, very hard. They don't like our early heat, so they don't last long enough here.

    But gee, I love them, and I enjoy hearing about those of you that can grow them. They are fantastic creations of beauty!
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    I have a huge number and variety of primroses out in my garden. Whites, yellows, dark blues, reds and pinks. They have no trouble reproducing themselves, and this spring when I divide them again, I'm moving them to a larger bed. I also have seven varieties of their less hardy cousins--cape primroses that live in my windows in the winter and go outside in the summer. I'm about to divide them (like I do every winter), but I'm afraid I don't need twenty or more--even though I really like them. I'm especially overrun with blues (unfortunately no pictures), . If anyone would like to give one or more a good home, they should be ready in a couple of weeks.
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    I buy some every winter only to loose them through summer - I think it must get too hot for them

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    No, primroses do not like the heat! Mine grow on the shady side of my house. They get a lot of indirect light, and it seems to agree with them.
    Last edited by Rowan; 02-07-2009 at 08:24 PM. Reason: italic sign showed up in the post

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    Rowan- How do you maintain them indoors ? I bought one for my Mom and it is indoors(she lives in Independent Living). Her apt. faces north--she has it on the living room table, in the middle of the room--about 10 feet from the window- and it is getting new growth. Any indoor care advice ?
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    Beautiful Streptocarpus (name I know these beauties by) now if I could just grow them! Tried and failed too many times to recall.


    Rebecca
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    The pale blue is absolutely gorgeous
    I have a pale pink with a magenta throat which I will post when it reblooms - just finishing off now but has more buds coming.
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