Cuidados de la Primula :-) How to care for Primulas Flowers
Cuidados de la primula o primavera
Es una planta preciosa para dar color a nuestros balcones, terrazas, ventanas, jardines y yo siempre la utilizo además para decorar muchos de mis platos :-), les encantan hasta a los Gatitos 😉
La primula o primavera es una flor de temporada que podemos encontrar en una amplia variedad de colores y que son ideales para decorar nuestras jardineras durante la primavera. Comienza la floración a finales de invierno y durará hasta bien entrada la primavera, cuando comiencen las altas temperaturas.
Es preferible colocar las primulas o primaveras en un lugar fresco y luminoso, pero evitaremos el sol directo. Así, la floración será más pausada y duradera. Las regaremos abundantemente, sin que se llegue a secar el sustrato entre riego y riego, pero asegurando que tienen un buen drenaje. El abono durante la floración será cada dos semanas. Una vez que desaparezca la flor obtendremos una mata verde que deberemos cuidar para que florezca el año siguiente.
Primrose Plants In Your Garden
Primrose flowers (Primula polyantha) bloom in early spring, offering a variety of form, size, and color. They are suitable for use in garden beds and borders as well as in containers or for naturalizing areas of the lawn. In fact, when given the proper growing conditions, these vigorous plants will multiply each year, adding stunning colors to the landscape. Blooming often lasts throughout summer and in some areas, they will continue to delight the fall season with their outstanding colors. Most primrose flowers seen in gardens are Polyanthus hybrids, which range in color from white, cream and yellow to orange, red and pink. There are also purple and blue primrose flowers. These perennial plants prefer damp, woodland-like conditions.
Growing primrose is easy, as these plants are quite hardy and adaptable. You can find primrose perennials at most garden centers and nurseries. Look for primroses that are healthy in appearance, preferably with unopened buds. Primroses can also be grown from seeds with an equal mixture of soil, sand and peat moss. This can be done indoors or out depending on the time of year and the climate in your area. Generally, seeds are sown indoors (outdoors in cold frame) during winter. Once seedlings have obtained their second or third leaves, they can be transplanted into the garden. Cuttings can also be taken from some varieties during summer.
Primrose perennials should be planted in lightly shaded areas with well-drained soil, preferably amended with organic matter. Set primrose plants about 6 to 12 inches apart and 4 to 6 inches deep. Water thoroughly after planting. Add a layer of mulch around the plants to help retain moisture. Continue to give your primroses thorough watering throughout the summer months, about once a week or more during periods of drought, but let off once fall approaches. The primrose flower also appreciates light applications of organic fertilizer throughout the growing season. Keep primrose plants looking their best with regular pruning of dead leaves and spent blooms. If you want to collect the seeds of your primroses, wait until late summer or early fall before taking them. Store them in a cool, dry place until the following planting season or sow them in a cold frame.