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Old 02-03-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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I was going to loosen up the soil and get my container ready for some annuals on my balcony. I notice a couple double primroses I planted last year are growing back. I wonder if I should wait and see how well they grow or just dig them up and throw away now. Iím not in a hurry but Iím also pretty sure they wonít be as nice as new store bought ones.





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Old 02-03-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Five years ago I planted double primroses directly into flowerbeds and left them there. They have been growing, dividing, spreading and blooming every year since then.

Yours look like they have been dividing. You could experiment, try taking them up and separating them all from each other and replanting each one individually so it has more space, is not crowded, to get fuller blooms growing on each plant. Or leave them as they are. Or toss them. Go with your intuition about what you want for your planters.

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Old 04-03-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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I ended up replanting them in the smaller planter (12”) next to the original planter. I was surprised by how extensive the root system was when I dug them up. In a matter of a few weeks they’ve already taken over the space and have been blooming. Glad I didn’t throw them out!



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Old 04-03-2018, 07:44 PM
 
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They are very lovely, and so is the container. I am also a container gardener, and cannot wait to see my plants come up.
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Old 04-11-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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They are very lovely, and so is the container. I am also a container gardener, and cannot wait to see my plants come up.
Good luck with your container! I’m seeing a lot of new buds in the double primrose. Just noticed a mutant this morning. It’s blood orange with a reddish edge. Cute.


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Old 04-11-2018, 06:51 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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They are looking really good. That little 'mutant' is lovely the way the colours shade to darker at the edges. Quite the nice contrast in colours with that gorgeous turquoise container.


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Old 04-12-2018, 06:47 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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What a happy surprise, and the view is beautiful.
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