|Lithuanian plant name
|Latin plant name
|Primula sikkimensis Hook.
|English plant name
|TYPE OF PARTERRE
- Combination with woody plants
|GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
|From 20 to 30
|PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
|flower with non-expressive habitus, for background
- 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
|Ornamentality duration, months
|intermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
|Propagation methods: seeds, scrub division, cuttings. All species which mature seeds are propagated by seeds.
The easiest way to propagate P. denticulata and P. florindae by seeds. Propagation by seeds is complicated of P. elatior, P. vulgaris, P. auricular, because viability percentages of seeds declined to 60-80% after a year of storage. Seeds are sown in beds or boxes outdoors after picking up or in Autumn
Seeds are small (especially of P. denticulata), they are spread on the surface of the soil and pressed. Seeds germinating at 18°C. Seedlings with the first true leaves are replanted into boxes or beds with the same soil texture.
Young seedlings are very sensitive for surplus of moisture and sun. Scrubs are divided into small parts, because young plants grow fast. Seedlings could be planted even without roots but need more care. P. auricula, P. x pubescens are propagated by cuttings. Cuttings are planted in hotbeds or beds between May and June. Hotbeds should be protected from direct sun. Cuttings root within 15-20 days. Young plants survive in winter, but should be protected. Plants could be replanted to the final growing place in Spring.