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Primrose problem

I planted some primrose's at the weekend,  I've just gone to have a look at them now and some have them have gone dis-coloured.  I also planted a dozen into the ground and they are all fine, also I planted 2 smaller pots with three plants in each and they are fine as well.  Does anybody know why ?
The compost is the same in all three pots and they have also been subjected to the same weather conditions. 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,150
    Rain.
    Old age.

    I look a bit like that myself.
    😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,922
    Cut those dead flowers off and they’ll bloom again.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • AstroAstro Posts: 357
    edited March 2020
    Yeah the flowers don't love rain so much . Cool, bright and dry weather is when they perform at their best. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    pansyface said:
    Rain.
    Old age.

    I look a bit like that myself.
    😊
     ;) 

    Yes - they're just weathered.
    You may also find that you have too many in there. They spread quite a bit.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thanks for the replies,   I did think it was rain but there is nothing wrong with the other flowers which made me wonder.
  • SueG1SueG1 Posts: 30
    They're not Primroses, they're Polyanthus....
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,458
    edited March 2020
    I think they're coloured primroses which have a single flower on each thin stem ... polyanthus have taller sturdier stems with multiple flowerheads held well above the height of the leaves  ...

    These are polyanthus

    Polyanthus Castilian  Tray of 40 Plug Plants



    These below are coloured primroses 

    Primrose Rambo Mixed Tray of 40 Plug Plants



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  • SueG1SueG1 Posts: 30
    I stand corrected Dove, thank you.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,458
    Not a prob @SueG1  😊 . My little Granny used to grow a lot of both. One of the first things I learned was to tell the difference 😊 
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