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Primula ‘Val Horncastle’


Double English Primrose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.445.940


Double Primroses have been cherished in English cottage gardens for centuries. This variety is part of a series bred by famed Primula breeder Florence Bellis, at Barnhaven, near Portland Oregon in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Very hard to find for years, these are now available again, thanks to the miracles of modern laboratory cloning. Ironcially, Heritage Perennials® needed to locate them in the United Kingdom and was instrumental in reintroducing these to the Pacific Northwest in the 1990’s. They are easy to grow, and put on a tremendous show in the spring garden, their double rose-like flowers attracting comments from all who see them. Choose a moist, shady spot free from vigorous tree roots. ‘Val Horncastle’ has blossoms of pale sulphur-yellow. Divide every two to three years, in early fall.

Further details for
Primula ‘Val Horncastle’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium













Primula ‘Val Horncastle’


Double English Primrose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.445.940


Double Primroses have been cherished in English cottage gardens for centuries. This variety is part of a series bred by famed Primula breeder Florence Bellis, at Barnhaven, near Portland Oregon in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Very hard to find for years, these are now available again, thanks to the miracles of modern laboratory cloning. Ironcially, Heritage Perennials® needed to locate them in the United Kingdom and was instrumental in reintroducing these to the Pacific Northwest in the 1990’s. They are easy to grow, and put on a tremendous show in the spring garden, their double rose-like flowers attracting comments from all who see them. Choose a moist, shady spot free from vigorous tree roots. ‘Val Horncastle’ has blossoms of pale sulphur-yellow. Divide every two to three years, in early fall.

Further details for
Primula ‘Val Horncastle’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Evergreen
  Fragrant
  Massed
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium