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Deadheading primula

I have some tall stemmed primula that I’d be happy to spread in the future. The blooms are starting to look tatty right now though. If I take off the blooms and the long stems, will that mean they won’t sow more for next year? 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    Yes - the flower heads are the future seeds, so leave a few to turn to seed, and then see what happens. The existing plants will come back each year. 
    It can take a while for seedlings to appear though  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • dj.mcdonalddj.mcdonald Posts: 21
    I have already shipped some off. I put them into the bed will they still seed, or is it too late for those ones? 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    The seeds have to form and ripen on the plant,  so, no, the ones you've removed won't be viable unfortunately.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • dj.mcdonalddj.mcdonald Posts: 21
    Thanks for your helpful reply. I will leave the rest then 
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