Names of flowers: A = Primrose, B = Kalanchoe

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

Container Garden Recipes: A = Primrose, B = Kalanchoe

Container Garden Recipes: A = Primrose, B = Kalanchoe

Container Garden Recipes: A = Primrose, B = Kalanchoe
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Names of flowers: A = Primrose, B = Kalanchoe

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Warm color combination to brighten up a container that will bloom in spring.

Polyanthus primrose, a hybrid type, is normally sold as a bedding plant in the late winter and early spring months.

It is actually perennial to USDA zone 3.

Many gardeners prefer to discard the plant after it ends blooming. It can handle part sun during early spring, but once it gets warm, it prefers shade to part shade.

Primrose thrives in rich potting mix and requires frequent watering but good drainage to avoid rot and fungal infections.

Kalanchoe is a succulent plant grown for their delightful blooms that appear in stems above the leaves. It is normally grown indoors. It blooms in spring in colors that range from yellow to red and pink and white.

They require little maintenance aside from clipping the stems after the flowers die. The plant remains attractive even when not in bloom. It prefers a fast draining growing mix, as most succulents do.

Before moving kalanchoe outdoors, make sure temperatures are warm.

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