‘Kinlough Beauty’ is an exceptionally hardy Primrose from the Primula family. . To maintain vigour divide ‘Kinlough Beauty’ every couple of years or so after blooming. This is when your free plants arise. I have just got nine new healthy plants from one clump. Other primroses can be divided in a similar manner.
- To divide a primrose separate new crowns with some roots from the old root. Pull apart or prise loose with two forks back to back.
- Alternatively take divisions with a trowel whilst plants are still in the ground for more reliable performance.
- Do not split into too many divisions as they take longer to establish.
- Plant firmly in soil and keep moist as new roots are established.
- Kinlough Beauty is a hardy evergreen or semi-evergreen Juliana cultivar with deep green, oval leaves 6 inches long. Plants produce loose clusters of wine red to rose-pink yellow eyed flowers held above a mound of foliage.
- Plant labeling of primrose family can be a bit hit and miss.
- Kinlough Beauty tolerates full sun in a cool summer but prefers moist shade.
- It is easy to grow and puts on a good show in the spring garden.
- Kinlough Beauty combines well with other shade-loving plants such as Hostas.
- Most primroses are also suitable for an herbaceous, mixed border, bog garden or rock garden.
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