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Old 02-22-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Default Primroses

How early in the spring can I plant primroses in Utah (zone 6 or 7)? I am chomping at the bit to get out in my garden and start growing things, but I would be pretty hesitant to plant anything until mid-April at the very earliest.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: rain city
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You should be able to plant them now. They are very cold resistant.

They are not warm resistant. They will wither as soon as it warms up and the sun stays out.

Primrose can do about four months in Seattle, maybe a bit more. They also do well in the UK. I would not expect this to translate well to Utah.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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You should be able to plant them now. They are very cold resistant.

They are not warm resistant. They will wither as soon as it warms up and the sun stays out.

Primrose can do about four months in Seattle, maybe a bit more. They also do well in the UK. I would not expect this to translate well to Utah.
Thanks! I know they don't last very long here in the Salt Lake area, maybe about half as long as in Seattle, but it's good to know I can start actually planting them.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: WA
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80% of mine made it through this winter which was fairly mild but we did have several days with lows in the single digits.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I just read that you're supposed to plant seed, not transplant potted plants. I'm too impatient for seeds! Is there anything to this? I've seen some really pretty potted primroses. Are they just going to end up dying if I plant them?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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What? Where did you read that?

All the primrose I've ever seen were planted from pots. I've never tried to start them from seed....and besides now it would be way too late for that anyway.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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What? Where did you read that?

All the primrose I've ever seen were planted from pots. I've never tried to start them from seed....and besides now it would be way too late for that anyway.
It was on a gardening site. I can't even remember the name of it. It said to plant them early and to not expect blooms until the second year. I am way, way too impatient for that.
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