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Keeping Primula Vialii in containers?

wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,335
I've got 3 pots of vialii that I think are in their 3rd year now. I was hoping to plant them out around my pond in what was supposed to be a wet area but it turns out it drains a bit too well so I'm going back to the drawing board a bit with that one. For now I'm keeping them in pots but short of just standing them in a tray of water permanently is there a better way of keeping them happy? My garden lacks shade so finding a nice damp, shady corner to plant them is tricky.

They're just starting to throw up shoots now after over-wintering in the greenhouse so I need to get them into better housing soon. Is there any specific peat-free compost that works well for keeping them damp?

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  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I grew them from seed last year and planted half of them in the garden. ....the other half stayed in their 3" pots all winter.   All have survived and are sprouting. ....those planted in the garden are not constantly damp and receive lots of sunshine. 
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