Photos forum: Clusianas Primulas Thread #2

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Dec 2, 2010 11:17 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Continuation from here:

Please go back and look at the former thread. the photos and diversity are fantastic!
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Dec 2, 2010 12:22 PM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Thank you! I have a satellite connection, which is a lot faster than dial up, but it does not work as well as high-speed internet.
Dec 2, 2010 6:18 PM CST
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
Clusiana, what an informative thread with out of this world primulas photos. Thanks.

I am trying to expand my collection, but it is very puny compared with your collection. I went to a primula show last spring and bought some very small ones that I hope will bloom in the spring for me. If they do, I will post them. Here is a sample album of some of mine. I hope I have them correctly labeled, though some have no names. Help if you can. These are the ones that I have no photo's of yet, but that are planted. Fingers crossed that these return and bloom. Patti

Primula capitata Noverna Deep Blue
Primula japonica Miller's Crimson
Primula bulleyana
Primula cockburniana
Primula marginata Kesselring's Varity
Primula Barnhaven juliana Vera Maud
Primula Barnhaven polyanthus Grand Canyon
Primula juliana Jay Jay
Primula capitata subsp. mooreana
Primula auricula Green Shank
Primula auricula Lee Paul
Primula auricula Marmion
Primula auricula ORB
Primula veris Sunset shades
Primula Sulphur hose in hose
Primula auricula Figero
Primula auricula Star Wars
Primula auricula noid brown
Primula sieboldi Drag Queen

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Dec 3, 2010 9:05 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

This is Boojums post I copied from the other thread:

I just found this thread thanks to Patti. Amazing primroses. Here are some of mine. Hope it's okay to post them. I am getting more serious about them each year but I don't grow them from seed.
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Dec 3, 2010 9:12 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Just beautiful!

That erodium reichardii is a precious little thing.

I love them all, but especially the white and purple one.
Dec 3, 2010 10:05 AM CST
Patti and Kathy nice to see you on this thread. So happy to meet you and share. You both have very beautiful prmula: I hope both of you will be posting pictures and details about your primroses.
Primula sieboldii dancing ladies are beautiful;
Kathy I do understand that you are not growing primula from seeds but with so many nice ones you should start to do so from now on. Just take the habit to collect seed and do seedlings every year as sometimes you may loose some of your precious plants.
Patti Never seen Juliana Jay jay.

Kathy I think that your red with yellow eye primrose is Bruce's fire.
Are your primroses blooming now? Some of mine are blooming and one auricula has a bud. Here awful weather with much rain and now snow; but they are on their way. Do you both grow your primroses in open ground or in pots?
Are you usually collecting seeds or not?
Patti there is no reason at alll for your primula not to come back.

Dec 3, 2010 12:20 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
C, these are from April and May in the ground, some in the open and most in my shade garden. There was an auricula trying to bloom the last I looked a few weeks ago but then it got very cold. I have never collected seeds before, but maybe I'll try....but then again with hundreds of other collections of irises, roses, daylilies, peonies, and of course my 450 orchids (not counting those great cypripediums outside), hybridizing seems remote. I can however just let the seeds drop where they will and will make sure I don't clip them off. I still have to remember species each year. Thank goodness for the EON labels! Sieboldiis and auriculas are my very favs along with veris and japanicas. Thanks for the name BF for the red. I love the little white sparkles on the edges of that one. I don't remember it having a marker. Patti and I go to Tower Hill in April each year and I have a good friend who always enters. She and I go to visit Arlene Perkins each spring in VT. It is a magic visit.
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Dec 3, 2010 12:59 PM CST
Thank you for the link Kathy. I have been going through her website very often. I like the path with so many primroses on both side and she seems to live in a very nice place.
How lucky to get so many (huge) cyprepedums outside. I cannot believe it. Amazing and such a collection of orchids together with hundreds of other collections. Are you trading or have you got a very large garden - if I may ask? For orchids I have some growing wild (orchid pyramidalis) nothing to do with the beautiful ladies you can find but I love them.
Most of the primroses are originating from North America and I think that you have much more species and hybrids than here I looked up for the Juliana Jay Jay and it is a beautiful red.
it is always better to collect the seeds than to count on Mother Nature especially for the primula you really love and dont want to loose. Here both plants and seeds are difficult to get;
i am just in love with all primula, species and hybrids.
i hope with so many collections that you will be able to post a lot of pictures next spring.
Thank you
Dec 3, 2010 1:12 PM CST
Kathy you should convince Arlene Perkins to come along on this thread.
Dec 3, 2010 3:57 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
I will invite her! And I would love to share my primroses next year! Here are a few of my pics from Arlene's this year.
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I have a few large gardens and lots of smaller ones on 3.3 acres. It used to be a dairy farm. Where do you live?
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Dec 3, 2010 4:14 PM CST
kathy I was so glad to see your fantastic pictures. I do recognise Arlene's garden and your is beautiful. I live now in a little town in the South West of France, area called Aquitania, many vineyards, between Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenn├ęs Chain mountains. I will do an album to show you. Where I am there is manu water sources and a part of a garden is really a bog one. Primroses are self seedling among a lot of other perennials but not as many as in your garden.
I willl be expecting your posts next spring. And as you have understood you will also forgive me if my Englsh sounds weird sometimes.
P.S. Ma is Massachussets?
Dec 3, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Where do you all purchase the primula plants and seeds, other than the primrose society?

Seems in your area there is everything, Kathy. Very rich horticultural area. We have so little here. The one place that was very unique, Ellen at Seneca Hill Perennials, used to carry a small but nice selection of primulas. But she closed.
Dec 3, 2010 8:21 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Once again it is Debby Wheeler's fault that I have connections to primroses. She is the one who enters hers in the shows. One year, she got me to join the primrose society. We would love to get lots of gardens full of them in our area so we could have a nearby convention. So I buy at the show, at Arlene's, and online. It's not the flower on the top of my list but every April when nothing else is happening, it is shockingly beautiful in my shade garden because of Debby!
Clusiana, you are so lucky to live in such a wonderful historic place in this world!! BTW, my trickle of French is so embarrassing that I won't even speak in front of anyone but my partner who is fluent and grimaces a lot. You are so brave and such a good linguist to write in English. And yes, Massachusetts is where we live.
Dec 4, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Beautiful pictures Kathy! Its amazing the different colors and flower forms the primulas come in. I am glad you and C have posted so many pictures.
Dec 4, 2010 10:35 AM CST
Is Debbie having a website Kathy?
i found primula Juliana Jay Jay on this US website juliana Jay...
And have a look at this marvellous website
and to this one also
where there is Bruce's fire.(coming from America).
Dec 4, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Oh, those UK sites!

I'm considering ordering lilies from the UK this year, but plants, I don't think so, since they need to be sent bare root.
Dec 4, 2010 11:35 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
I often take pics at Debby's because she doesn't have a website (she sells bearded iris and her son's beardless irises. He has done hybridizing in the past.) Here is Andrew's website. He is a doctoral student. I hope someday he helps us get rid of iris pests!
Here are some of my pics of Debby's primroses. We are also friends with the Schafer/Sacks who hybridize and sell primroses.
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Dec 4, 2010 11:47 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Joe Pye Weed does have some nice primulas. I forgot about them.

Love that peachy rose form one!
Dec 4, 2010 12:05 PM CST
Kathy thanks for the pics and for the links. So many primulas I never saw before. I do appreciate. Your denticulata picture is especially beautiful.
Fox brooks is a very interesting website and Joe Pye Weed gets very nice primroses.
Dec 4, 2010 12:45 PM CST
Primulas and primroses side by side. Each of them has been presented on the previous page of this thread.
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