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Primula ‘Silver Lace Black’

Polyanthus

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Primula 'Silver Lace Black'
  • Common name: Polyanthus
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Polyanthus hybrid primulas are popular spring bedding plants, flowering in a range of colours from bright pink, purple and yellow to more sedate green. Gold- and silver-laced polyathus are particularly attractive, and were prized by the Victorians for their attractive, multi-coloured blooms.

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Primula ‘Silver Lace’ bears deep black-brown flowers with a scalloped silver-white edge and a golden eye. Flowers are lightly scented and are ideal for cutting and using in spring floral arrangements.

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Grow ‘Silver Lace’ in moist soil in partial shade. It’s ideal for growing in pots, as long as the compost can be kept moist, and looks great in ‘theatre’ displays with other polyanthus primulas and auriculas.

How to grow Primula 'Silver Lace Black'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Primula 'Silver Lace Black' and wildlife

Primula 'Silver Lace Black' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Primula 'Silver Lace Black' poisonous?

Primula 'Silver Lace Black' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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