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My primula candelabra has been looking poorly  ever since I put it in the ground..moved it once and it still looked poorly but did get slightly  bigger..should I cut it back for winter or mulch it and persevere or give it up as a bad job!?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,942
    My primula candelabra has been looking poorly  ever since I put it in the ground..moved it once and it still looked poorly but did get slightly  bigger..should I cut it back for winter or mulch it and persevere or give it up as a bad job!?
    I'd just leave it to settle down. 
    You can email my friend Penny. She has the national collection of Sieboldii primulas, and she knows about the family.
    https://www.pennysprimulas.co.uk/
    Devon.
  • Thank you I will have a look 😊 
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 145
    Just to add, they like damp rich ground and ideal for bog gardens.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,924
    Yes, one of the few plants in my shady, boggy garden that seeds itself and thrives without any help from me.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Yes I did move it from full sun to shady boggy part of the garden but it didn't improve and looked even worse if anything..it didn't self seed and looks quite rubbish  now! Don't understand what I'm doing wrong!
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,095
    Primulas are very attractive to vine weevil - might be worth digging it up again if it looks really unhappy, and checking the roots for larvae...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,779
    I’m surprised there’s anything to see at all of your candelabra primula at this time of year. Mine due back totally in late summer/early autumn and reappear in the spring. 
    If it’s in a damp spot then I would just leave it be and wait for it to reappear in the spring. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 145
    Just taken this pic of mine that I planted in the summer. Looking a bit sorry for itself but I'll tidy it up the next time I'm working out there. 


  • Mines bigger but flat to the ground! I may leave it to see how it goes..
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