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Primrose ‘Oak Leaf Blue’
(Primula)

£10.00

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January - May
50cm x 50cm
Partial Shade
Easy Care
Fully Hardy

Primula ‘Oak Leaf Blue’ is a customer favourite and produces masses of deep blue flowers atop contrasting green, dissected leafy foliage. A breakthrough in breeding provides interesting foliage and quality flower impact together with incredibly long-lasting blooms that are hardy and resilient. For something unique with breeding that will provide much colour from February through to April, this is a proud inclusion in our range.

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Description

Primula 'Oak Leaf Blue' is a captivating Primrose variety, celebrated for its profusion of deep blue flowers gracing intricately dissected leafy foliage. A breeding breakthrough yields both intriguing foliage and enduring, high-quality blooms, ensuring resilience and charm in various garden settings. This perennial, showcasing its hardiness, adds continuous bursts of colour from February through to April, fitting beautifully into various garden designs such as cottage gardens, also looks striking in patio containers, and border edges. Selected by our horticultural team, this Primula promises a unique and reliable addition, elevating garden aesthetics with enduring beauty and sophistication. Primula 'Oak Leaf Blue' thrives in a position with full sun or partial shade, flourishing in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Known for its fast growth rate, the plant forms clusters of deep blue, velvety flowers, standing above a basal rosette of roughly textured bright green leaves. Its semi-evergreen nature means it may lose some leaves in Winter, but in Spring, fresh new growth emerges. With a flowering period spanning from February to April, this Primrose offers a perfect gift to a loved one or a delightful addition to pots, containers, and borders, providing early-season sparkle to any garden.

Planting Conditions

Cultivating a charming display of Primula 'Oak Leaf Blue' is an easy endeavour with a few gentle considerations. Choose a spot with well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter, maintaining a slightly acidic to neutral ph. Embrace partial to full shade, providing a cosy retreat from intense sunlight. When planting in early Spring or Autumn and avoiding planting in frost, aim for a consistently moist soil. These tender care tips ensure your 'Oak Leaf Blue' Primulas bloom gracefully, adding a touch of romance to your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Nurturing your Primula 'Oak Leaf Blue' is an easy affair. Water regularly until fully established, keeping the soil consistently moist, offering a gentle drink without waterlogging. During dry spells, extend a little extra care to keep them hydrated and content. For feeding, a balanced liquid fertiliser, applied sparingly in early Spring and a little throughout the growing period, this will provide the nourishment these beautiful blooms appreciate. Embrace this gentle approach to watering and feeding, and your 'Oak Leaf Blue' Primulas will reward you with a continuous flourish of vivid blue blossoms.

General Care

Caring for Primula 'Oak Leaf Blue' is an easy task. Embracing a mindful approach, we advise removing dead leaves and spent blossoms to encourage a continuous cascade of deep blue flowers during the growing season. Light pruning, if needed, maintains a neat appearance without disturbing their natural charm. Provide a cosy environment, sheltered from harsh sunlight, ensuring the soil stays consistently moist. 'Oak Leaf Blue' Primulas are generally hardy and resistant, but we suggest monitoring for aphids or powdery mildew.