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Primula ‘Belarina Lively Lilac’ (PBR)


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February - May
50cm x 50cm
Partial Shade, Sun
Fully Hardy

Here on the nursery in February, the Primulas are paving the way for New Year colour, and ‘Belarina Lively Lilac’ contributes spectacularly with its masses of large fully double flowers atop compact green, leafy foliage. With its beautiful lilac-tipped white petals and sweet fragrance, this easy to grow Primula will add some much needed colour to brighten up your garden during the Winter months.

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Primula 'Belarina Lively Lilac'; a botanical delight that brings a burst of bi-colour blooms very early in the growing season.  'Lively Lilac' is a member of the esteemed Belarina series, known for its truly hardy nature, it flourishes even in very low temperatures and provides prolific and vibrant flowers that quickly transforms your dull Winter garden with a burst of eye-catching colours. This hardy perennial showcases fully double, purple and white ruffled blooms that dance atop lush green foliage, creating a stunning visual display. Beyond its aesthetic charm, this Primula variety has been carefully selected for its resilience and ease of care, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned gardeners and novices alike. The compact, mounding habit of 'Belarina Lively Lilac' adds a touch of elegance to borders, containers, or woodland gardens, where it thrives in partial shade and well-drained soil. Watch as this garden performer unfolds its layers of ruffled petals, creating a scene of delicate beauty that boldly welcomes the arrival of Spring. 'Belarina Lively Lilac' invites you to revel in the joy of early blooms, providing a vibrantly low-maintenance addition to your outdoor sanctuary.

Planting Conditions

Plant Primula 'Belarina Lively Lilac' with a little precision for optimal results. Opt for well-drained, humus-rich soil, providing a slightly acidic to neutral pH. This perennial thrives in partial shade, creating a perfect environment for its vibrant lilac blooms. Adequate spacing, of approximately 8-12 inches, ensures healthy growth and good air circulation. Planting in early Spring or in Autumn but avoiding frosts will enhance establishment. 'Belarina Lively Lilac' adds a touch of elegance to borders or containers. Following these planting conditions, characterised by providing the right soil composition and light exposure, lays the foundation for a splendid display of lilac charm in your garden.

Watering & Feeding

Nurturing Primula 'Belarina Lively Lilac' involves thoughtful watering and feeding. Keep the soil consistently moist but well-drained to mimic its native habitat. Watering the plant at the base helps prevent waterlogged conditions. While this perennial appreciates a balanced and diluted liquid fertiliser during the growing season, we advise to avoid excessive feeding. A gentle approach to watering and modest feeding, especially in early Spring, maintains the health and vitality of 'Belarina Lively Lilac.' These practices set the stage for a robust and charming display of lilac blossoms.

General Care

Providing impeccable general care for Primula 'Belarina Lively Lilac' involves a few key practices. Regularly remove faded blooms to encourage continuous flowering and maintain its tidy appearance. Keep a watchful eye for potential pests like aphids, addressing them promptly to safeguard the plant's health. Adequate spacing, around 8-12 inches will promote good air circulation, reducing the risk of fungal issues. While this perennial is generally resilient, occasional grooming and vigilance against common pests contribute to its overall well-being. With minimal fuss and thoughtful attention, 'Belarina Lively Lilac' is truly hardy and will survive in very low temperatures.