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Hello, wondering if you deadhead primula denticula or let them or die back naturally? Many thanks, Aileen

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Dead head them, leaving the heads on will just take up energy from the plant.

22 Apr, 2011


What Vincent says is true in theory. We don't deadhead ours as a deliberate practice though they will get tidied later. We don't find that it makes any difference at all and ours are thriving.

22 Apr, 2011


some times I do and other times I dont, and like BA says they dont seem to suffer. it just depends on how tidy you want it to look.

22 Apr, 2011


I think it deadheading is good if the plant is in 'alien' territory, e.g. Primula on heavy clay. If it likes your garden, your are quids in. I don't try most Primula anymore, apart from Primroses etc.

27 Apr, 2011

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