Leading You Down The Primrose Path

Leading You Down The Primrose Path

At one point or another, you probably have heard the phrase “being led down the primrose path”. It means that we are being led in the wrong direction, hypothetically speaking.

But when it comes to finding the perfect splash of color to brighten up the cold days we’ve been experiencing here in the upper midwest, I would definitely lead you “down the primrose path”.

Here’s why…

For my money, there isn’t another flowering plant that will brighten up a winter day better than the colorful primrose. I came across a great selection of colorful primrose plants while picking up a few things at the grocery store recently.

There were so many colors displayed, I couldn’t choose just one, especially since they were only a few dollars each.

You might be wondering why I would buy mine at a grocery store.

It’s because primrose plants, like fresh flowers, are often an impulse purchase. They are better suited for sale in stores that have a lot of daily shoppers, like grocery stores and other “big-box” stores. Not so much for many of today’s retail florists.

Are they easy to care for?

When you get your primrose home, remove the plastic or foil pot cover. Put the plant in as cool a spot as you can find that gets good light. Water them whenever the soil gets dry.

And forget about fertilizing – there is no need. Pretty simple, don’t you think?

Keep in mind, primrose plants aren’t something to buy for the long haul.

It’s not likely that you’ll get your primrose to bloom again unless you want to try to duplicate the conditions they like, which can be difficult.

Considering their cost, trying to get them to re-bloom may be more trouble than it’s worth. At least that’s what I think.

But if you do want to give it a shot, check out this post on primrose plant care.

What about moving them outside?

The primrose plants available now won’t survive a hot summer or extended winter cold like their perennial cousins, which are grown specifically for the garden.

If our winter is mild, and you have a good shady location for them in the summer, it’s possible you’ll get them to re-bloom.

But even if you can only enjoy them for a short period of time, in my opinion, it’s well worth it!

Thanks for stopping by! My name is Greg Johnson and I’m the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop. If you liked this post, then I’d love to see you again.

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