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Do you deadhead primroses?

d.coed.coe Posts: 15
Do you deadhead primroses? I would like to maintain them if poss before I divide them when flowering has finished


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,422
    I don’t ... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,486
    No, but in a few weeks time I'll pick off the manky leaves leaving the rosette of new leaves to develop.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
    I do but mine are in tubs not on the ground. Some but not all will continue to flower for weeks if encouraged, then a nice rest over summer.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,292
    I often do, because they can look very tatty otherwise, and get a bit manky when it's wet. 
    They flower almost all year round here, so it helps keep them going.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • B3B3 Posts: 21,486
    I agree if they're in pots, deadhead. Wild primroses in  the ground, it's just not practical.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,292
    edited April 2020
    I do both. It's not practical in a big space, but they can get really manky here in normal weather conditions. The dry April has helped this year though.  :)

    I divide them  in flower as well. they never even notice. They're virtually indestructible
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • d.coed.coe Posts: 15
    Many thanks to all your contributions and guidance   :) 
  • LTobyLToby Posts: 184
    I deadhead my primroses and remove their tatty leaves often. And they will always come back pretty. 
    Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
    I don’t deadhead them as they self-seed and I enjoy seeing new ones popping up around the garden
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
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