During February Half Term we held our second Primrose Festival. The week celebrated the glorious colour from the primula family of plants. We had over 20 different varieties of primrose and polyanthus on display and asked visitors to vote for their favourite variety.
It goes to show that tastes vary in that we received votes for 20 different varieties. The primrose with the most votes in 2019 was the reigning champion; Blue Zebra. This unusual primrose has stripes of blue and white. It was closely followed by Tiara Purple Eye.
Primrose Blue Zebra
Primrose Tiara Purple Eye
Primrose Red Bicolour
Polyanthus Fire Dragon
Primrose Apple Blossom
Congratulations to Ms Wills who was the first vote pulled from all entries and she has won herself some seeds, seed trays and a £10 St Bridget Gift Token.
We look forward to many more varieties on show next year. Thank you to everyone who voted.
Primrose Festival 2018
During February half term we held a Primrose Festival in our garden centres, showcasing a wide selection of the wonderful members of the primula family. We asked all our customers to vote for their favourite primula variety.
The winner is…
We have now counted and verified all votes. There was a clear range of favourites with every variety securing votes but there was one clear winner. We can now reveal that the most popular variety for 2018 is…Primula Zebra Blue (see photo).
More about the variety
‘Zebra Blue’ is a rosette-forming, semi-evergreen perennial. It has heavily veined, dark green leaves and from midwinter into spring there are slightly fragrant, salver-shaped white/pale blue flowers with dark blue veins and yellow centres. It is the unusual stripes that make this a showstopper and ‘something different’ for the garden.
We have contacted the winner of our prize draw and they will soon be collecting their prize of a propagator and £15 worth of seeds to grow. Thank you to everyone who entered.
We still have a small range of primroses in stock to brighten your garden once the snow recedes.