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Polyanthus indoors?

Hello!

Last week I bought two nice, beautifully blooming plan. after some research these turned out to be the Primula Poyanthus, usually referred to as the Polyanthus. Yesterday i bought four more, since these have really grown onto me (no pun intended :p).

These flowers are really pretty and kind of have grown onto me, as i already said. This made me very much want to keep these beautiful plants as some nice company indoors. I did my research and found out that these are really hard to grow inside. They tend to not bloom again the next year, and are regarded as annuals when kept inside, whereas they are regarded as perennials when planted outside.

Today i also polinate some of these plants with a brush (although i will use a q-tip from now on for that) , so i could get some seeds from these plants, if I would not succeed in getting them to bloom next year. (so i can plant the seeds and get new flowers, instead of buying new ones, I kind of prefer growing them myself)

This was a rather lengthy intro, meant as background information, to my question:

Does anyone have any experience with (succesfully) growing Polyanthus indoors, be it from seed, or store-bought? Are there any tips you possibly would like to share?

I would really love to keep these inside and close to me, so now I'm trying to look for some adivce form people with any possible experience.

Thank you in advance! <3

Last edited: 20 January 2018 17:29:03

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  • They are equipped to cope with the worst our winters can throw at them .They hate being hot or dry.

    I can keep them in my porch, which is like an icebox, provided I water them when they need it. After a couple of months I will plant them in the garden and they will go on for years.

    As they get bigger you can split them and pot up one or two to bring inside providing you have somewhere cold enough.

    If not, plant them in a nice pot just outside your windows or door and enjoy them that wayimage

  • hello!

    Thank you for your response! If I'm understanding this correclty, they can be grown in pots just fine, as long as they have a cold enough environment, while being provided with water? and they bloom again next year, while being in that pot?

    Last edited: 20 January 2018 18:18:58

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    "I can keep them in my porch, which is like an icebox, provided I water them when they need it. After a couple of months I will plant them in the garden and they will go on for years."

    I do the same every spring with two or three pots.

    SW Scotland
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465
    Sun-Flower says:

    hello!

    Thank you for your response! If I'm understanding this correclty, they can be grown in pots just fine, as long as they have a cold enough environment, while being provided with water? and they bloom again next year, while being in that pot?

    Last edited: 20 January 2018 18:18:58

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     When they finish flowering in late spring, I'd repot them into a slightly bigger pot and using fresh compost ... this will give them a chance to grow well through the early summer before they die down and store up all that energy to start into growth and flower again in the autumn and winter image  You'll probably find they flower later in following years.

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  • Hello all!

    Thank you all for your kind repsonses, I'm really glad it's possible for them to be grown in pots as well, as the internet gave me the idea this would be near impossible.

    Thank you all!!! :)

    Last edited: 20 January 2018 18:52:26

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