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F1 Bonelli Primrose Plants

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Primula Hybrids

  • Mix of vivid colours
  • Sweet scent, medium strength
  • Flowers Feb-May
  • Average growing
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Primrose 'Bonelli', Mixed F1 Hybrid Primula

A new bicolour, jubilant mix of plants that work well in borders and containers. They come in a cheerful array of blues, pinks, peaches, reds, whites and yellows providing great value for your wallet but also the garden. Primroses have dark, wrinkly leaves with fluffy undersides forming a rosette like fan close to the ground, offsetting beautifully the bright upright shoot of the floral display. The sweet scent is not the strongest, but more noticeable in warm weather.

These are relatively modern hybrids, with brighter colours than most older varieties: definitely worth a try if you weren't impressed by primroses in the past!

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  • Mix of vivid colours
  • Sweet scent, medium strength
  • Flowers Feb-May
  • Mixed colours
  • Average growing
  • Full sun to part-shade
  • Planting instructions supplied with each product

Please Note: We select primrose plants from the best available stock at the time and cannot accept requests for specific colours. The picture above is an example only, your mix may vary.

Growing Bonelli Primroses

These hardy plants can cope with most gardens, thriving best in cooler climates in full sun or part-shade. They don't like being waterlogged, as rot can set in, so good drainage is important, but keep their soil moist in the growing season.

Once established, clumps can be divided in the autumn and placed elsewhere or simply given more space. Deadhead flowers once bloomed, and they'll keep rewarding with flower bursts until their season is over.

Bonelli in Your Garden Design

Christopher Lloyd, the innovative plantsman and garden writer made pots a particular feature of his garden, Great Dixter, in East Sussex. Rather than place a mix of plant varieties in each container as most of us instinctively do, he gave each plant type a pot of its own, which makes particular sense for this collection. Do the same with other early bloomers like crocuses, snowdrops, hellebores, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips, and you will have a fantastic spring-time display, keeping the tallest at the back and the smallest - the Bonelli's - at the front. Add in some fresh, green-leaved hostas and startling hellebores, to bring some architectural calm to the display. Once the display is over you can move the primroses from their pots into the ground, ready for another season's flowering.

Did You Know

Etymologically, the primrose declares itself the herald of the new gardening year. The word derives from the Medieval Latin prima rosa, first rose, and the botanical name of the wild species, cowslip, is Primula veris, which likewise designates it as the "firstborn of Spring".

Bonelli is an Italian surname derived from Bonus, good, roughly equivalent to an English name like Goodman or Gooding: a perfect title for the excellent disposition of primroses. Bonelli is the most common form of the surname, but it also appears as Bono in Lombardia, or Bonello in Piemonte and Veneto.