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Help...Pompom Primula

My pompom primulas have started flowering which is great, but, they are flowering in the leaf rosette. They have'nt pushed up a stem. I moved them in Autumn when I did the garden shuffle. Can anyone tell me why this is please? Thankyou.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Are they definitely the same plants which grew flower stems last year, Sam?  I only ask because primulas happily cross-pollinate and any self-sown babies tend to revert to be more like the original native form.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • They are def the same plants bob
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    Don't worry they sometimes do that, be patient they will be fine later on.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393

    Some of my snowdrops are very close to the ground this year, could it be a weather related thing?

  • Thanks Lyn. Im not sure nut. Im just hoping it is that and its not the dreaded wireworm infecting them. I lost loads and will be really upset if that is the case image
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    Just wondering if your prims have grown as they should now, mine are just popping up with stalks now, they will be better when we have some more warm sun. Have you got the lilac coloured ones?
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • A couple are but very low
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940
    They will come right, I have grown these for 20 years, all from one little plant I bought in a green grocers. I think every one in Devon must have an off shoot of it. It will make loads,I will take a pic later and you will see what I mean.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks lyn
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,940

    Just braved the rain, is it anything like this Sam, these stalks will be at least a foot high very soon.



    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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