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Primula Royal Mail in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Primula auricula 'Royal Mail'

 

Primula 'Royal Mail'

Primula Auricula, or Auricula, is a variety of the primula family that has a very colourful showy cluster of subtly fragrant flowers on a single sturdy stem arising from a basal rosette of broad "ear-shaped" leaves (the name "auricular" comes from the shape of the leaves). There are many colours, and patterns of colour, on these flowers that bloom in Spring. 'Royal Mail' is a red 'self' show Primula auricula. It sports single flowers with a uniform block of red colour except for the paste centre made of dense farina.

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plant Features
  • Primula Royal Mail likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Primula Royal Mail likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Primula Royal Mail is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Primula Royal Mail likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Primula 'Royal Mail'

Latin name

Primula auricula 'Royal Mail'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Primulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Primula Royal Mail likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Primula Royal Mail is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Primula Royal Mail likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Primula Royal Mail likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Primula Royal Mail is 0.20meters x 0.25meters 0.20 M 0.25 M

Primula auricula 'Royal Mail'

Primula Auricula, or Auricula, is a variety of the primula family that has a very colourful showy cluster of subtly fragrant flowers on a single sturdy stem arising from a basal rosette of broad "ear-shaped" leaves (the name "auricular" comes from the shape of the leaves). There are many colours, and patterns of colour, on these flowers that bloom in Spring. 'Royal Mail' is a red 'self' show Primula auricula. It sports single flowers with a uniform block of red colour except for the paste centre made of dense farina.


Planting young plants

From Early Autumn TO Mid Spring

Alpine varieties require a humus rich, well drained soil and are suitable for rock gardens or alpine houses. Border primulas require more moisture and should be grown where the soil does not dry out or where they can be watered when necessary. They are ideal for bog gardens and waterside planting. Plant border primulas between mid Autumn and mid Spring in full sun or partial shade, incorporating peat or well decayed manure. Plant alpine varieties between early Autumn and mid Spring in sun or partial shade, adding leaf mould or extra gritty sand where necessary.

 

Propagation by division.

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Most primulas can be divided after flowering and planted directly into their flowering position.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Flowers are borne at the end of stout stems well above the leaves in Spring

 

Propagating by seed

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Fill a seed tray with seed compost, water, and allow to drain.Sprinkle seeds over the surface allowing roughly 25mm space between seeds and cover with a thin layer of compost. Put tray in a clear polythene bag and place on a windowsill. When seedlings show remove plastic bag. When the second pair of leaves appear on the seedlings thin out to 50mm spacing by removing the weakest looking plants. After 2 or 3 weeks and when danger of frost has passed plants can then be planted outside into required position.

 
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