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primroses, or primulas, is there a difference

sanbaz

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primroses, or primulas, is there a difference

went into the village nursery to see how my son was going on in his new weekend job and couldnt resist getting a liitle something, margaret says joe is wonderfull, such a lovely lad and so helpfull to, im so proud of him,



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We were always told, many years ago, that Primula is Latin for a Primrose or Polyanthus
a 'Primrose' has 1 stem with 1 flower on top.
a Polyanthus' has 1 stem with many flowers on top.
Correct me if I'm wrong, anybody else think the same ?

24 Mar, 2010

 

thanx megan makes sence :o))

24 Mar, 2010

 

they look lovely San

24 Mar, 2010

 

cheers yorkshire and got a discount as joe working for them :o))

24 Mar, 2010

 

well done to Joe

24 Mar, 2010

 

These look lovely San :) Megan thats what i know about them so im guessing your rite :)

24 Mar, 2010

 

thanx yorkshire :o))
thanx jacque guess thats it then these are polyanthus then ;o))

24 Mar, 2010

 

never new that..lol

24 Mar, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They are lovely , we learn something every day .. thanks Megan :o)

San .. are you saying that your lovely son has a weekend job at a NURSERY ..... oh my goodness , and your garden is already overflowing .. :o)))

24 Mar, 2010

 

Interesting to learn these things - it would be better if I could remember... anyway they all look very good and go together nicely. (polyanthus is ok as I know enough Greek to understand it- it is literally just Many-flower)

24 Mar, 2010

 

glad your son is getting on ok at his new job......you will be popping in now to buy lots more plants...lol...... i alaways thought primroses were the original yellow ones and polyanthus/primulas were the coloured variety.....

24 Mar, 2010

 

Yes, Megan`s right about primroses and primulas Sandra. I`m glad to hear your son has such a lovely little job. Of course I would say that seeing as how I work at a garden centre, which at this time of year especially is just great! Pretty flowers too.:o)

24 Mar, 2010

 

Glad your son is enjoying his job, Sanbaz, and that your getting some benefit too :) Lovely pot of colour.

24 Mar, 2010

 

me neither user... lol
yes he has amy isnt it awfull hhaahah :o))
thanx Gb thats interesting info, nice to know what names come from :o))
holly dont confuse me more lol :o))
thanx sandra he is so enjoying it, maybe because he knows a little already being with me lol, so wasnt to strange to him :o))
thanx Gee i will be going more often hahah not that i didnt anyways, lol

24 Mar, 2010

 

Yes I think Megans right, it lit a little light deep down in the diistant pastI can imagine you will be a regular visitor down at Joe's Garden Centre, strictly to give him advice and support of course Lol

24 Mar, 2010

 

lol of course carol why else hahah, im a regular anyway carol so maybe a bit more regular now :o))

24 Mar, 2010

 

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24 Mar, 2010

 

They're very pretty Sandra :o)

24 Mar, 2010

 

thankyou hywel :o))

24 Mar, 2010

 

Great selections. Glad to hear your son is doing well at his new job.

25 Mar, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Sanbaz
What Mega 75 say is correct Primrose has a stem for each flower, Polyanthus has one stem and many flowers, most of course produce more than one stem on the plant.
In recent years the large breeders have messed all this up with there hybridising (Your picture shows hybrid Primroses)
and we now now get a Primrose that part way through its flowering will send up a Polyanthus stem with a group of flowers head and shoulders above the original, and vise versa where a Polyanthus reverts back to Primrose.
Your original heading Primrose or Primula they all belong to the same family, the word Primula is usually reserved for a species of such as Primula Denticulata, or our Cowslip which is Primula Veris.
Hope this makes sense it can get quite involved.
Brian

25 Mar, 2010

 

I've Primula obconica many flowers on one stem, bred in Germany to lower the irritant found in most primrose that gives a rash from handling. It has very unusual leaves. Breeding is definately changing these very quickly. Great description Brian.

25 Mar, 2010

 

thankyou GT, joe is so glad to have the job with going away in september to uni, gives him a bit of money to take with him, he will be a 7 hour drive away so i cant just pop up to aberdeen to visit in a day, will miss him alot :o)
thanx brian yes well explained thankyou,think this is happening to alot of native plants dont you, always coming up with new kinds till we dont know what we are buying lol :o)

25 Mar, 2010

 

What ever they are called looks lovely, and so pleased Joe is doing well.

25 Mar, 2010

 

thanx carol, he has been at his dads all week cause of working weekend, so he can see his girlfriend in bispham, ive missed him being here with us but with the job its had to change around to suit everyone :o(

25 Mar, 2010

 

Thats true..

25 Mar, 2010

 

very colourful Sandra do you think they will come up every year? Whenever I have tried some they are OK after I planted them but don't seem to come up and flower again the following year.

1 Apr, 2010

 

thanx richard a bit the same for me, they do come back but flowers are never the same, so will see :o))

1 Apr, 2010



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