Polyanthus Long Stem Plants

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For homeowners who are considering adding a colorful plant to their garden or lawn, it is best to consider the polyanthus. Even though there are several plants out there that are good candidates, the polyanthus will surely stand out from the rest as well as being hardy in nature.

Polyanthus is the name given to the flower part of the primula genus. The polyanthus plants are recognized as a natural hybrid between the common primrose and the cowslip variety. The flowers are available in a wide range of shades and colors, thus you can easily choose the colors that best suits your needs and preferences.

Many people find the vibrant and multicolored petals attractive as well as effectively brightening up any garden or lawn. If they are properly positioned, these plants can add a touch of color to your garden as well as making it an appealing place.

You have to take note that the polyanthus is characterized with long stems that protrude from the foliage that is textured. They are basically a large and assorted group of primula that is characterized with their vibrant colors. As the cottage garden classic additions, these plants can survive harsh winters and peeps out once early spring to indicate the renewed life in the environment.

Basics on Polyanthus Care

The polyanthus flowers typically appear singular and grouped in a rosette at the base. There are some varieties that grow on extended stalked umbels. The polyanthus is considered as a natural hybrid between the common primrose and cowslip. The polyanthus was eventually recognized and the preferred choice due to its vibrant and attractive flowers.

If you are going to add polyanthus to your lawn or garden, you should be familiar on where and when to plant them. Remember that polyanthus typically prefer a damp yet properly drained soil.For the autumn bedding, it is best to plant them starting at the middle of September up to early October, depending on the size of the plants that you have chosen for your garden or lawn. For those that are planted indoors, they can reach the height of 8 up to 10 cm in height and they are ideal to be transferred outdoors.

Planting Polyanthus

If you will use a container, simply fill it up to three quarters of multipurpose compost. The next step is to carefully take out the plant from the pot or tray and position appropriately. Fill the container with soil and gently push the soil down. Make sure that you will water the plant. In case you will plant it in your garden, dig a hole using a trowel to the exact size of the root ball and position it in place. Cover the hole and gently push down the soil to set it in place. Water the plant immediately and provide a 10cm space between the plants to allow room for growth.

The polyanthus flower typically blooms during spring and it tends to vary depending on the climate conditions. In areas that experience harsh winters, the flowering can be delayed while mild winter encourages an early bloom. If there are yellow leaves and dead heads with secateurs, simple remove them so that the plants will look neat and attractive.


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