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Primula Denticulata

Hi ,my primula denticulata have now finished flowering and I would like to move them as they are in the way of some summer perennials I wish to plant.  Is it ok to move at this time of year and would they survive if I put them in a semi shaded area under a tree?



  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    Diana..I move and split mine anytime of the year I fancy, they are very prolific here, I have an annual cull now, loads in the compost bin!

    They grow in sun or shade, no problem. 

    The ones I leave, I cut all the leaves off now, right down to the ground, and if you want to move them, this is the best thing to do, then the roots take hold without having to feed the tops.

    They will sulk for a day or two, but then you will se lovely bright green shoots emerging.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Diane HallDiane Hall Posts: 17

    Thanks Lyn they have grown so big this year that I am running out of space!  Look fab in the spring but all that foliage is too much in the summer.  I will put them in my semi shaded area with my ferns and hopefully they will come back as big and strong next spring.  Thanks again. Diane.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190

    They are thugs Diana, but chop the leaves off, they will be fine. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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