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Primrose ‘Oak Leaf Magenta’


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

Primrose ‘Oak Leaf Magenta’ is a very popular garden performer and produces masses of large fully double magenta flowers that are produced on green leafy foliage. The flowers are a vibrant magenta red colour, making them great for early season colour in your beds and borders. Quality breeding ensures it is easy to grow, highly fragrant and is a favourite for reliably providing long-lasting colour, year after year.

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Primrose 'Oak Leaf Magenta' is a captivating perennial that stands out with its abundant magenta blooms adorning intricately dissected leafy foliage. Renowned for its resilience and early colour, this Primrose thrives in various garden designs, including cottage gardens, patio containers, and border edges. Selected by our horticultural team, it promises enduring beauty and sophistication, enhancing your garden space with long-lasting vibrant colour from February through April. Thriving in full sun or partial shade, Primrose 'Oak Leaf Magenta' prefers moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil. With a fast growth rate, the plant quickly forms clusters of velvety, magenta-hued, double flowers rising above a basal rosette of textured green leaves. While the semi-evergreen nature of this Primrose means it may lose some leaves in Winter, it compensates with fresh new growth in Spring and its flowering period spans from February to April. Our horticultural experts have chosen 'Belarina Valentine' for its hardiness and resilience, ensuring it withstands diverse UK conditions to offer continuous beauty. Whether gifted to a loved one or used to brighten up your garden, this perennial promises early-season and long-lasting rose-like blooms that will catch your eye in the garden with its burst of colour.  

Planting Conditions

Cultivating a charming display of Primula 'Oak Leaf Magenta' is a delightful 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 Magenta' Primroses bloom gracefully, adding a touch of romance to your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Nurturing your Primula 'Oak Leaf Magenta' 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 Magenta' Primulas will reward you with a continuous flourish of vibrant magenta blossoms.

General Care

Caring for Primula 'Oak Leaf Magenta' is an easy task. Embracing a mindful approach, we advise removing dead leaves and spent blossoms to encourage a continuous cascade of vivid magenta 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 Magenta' Primroses are generally hardy and resistant, but we suggest monitoring for aphids or powdery mildew.