- The first herald of spring ? effective against colds
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 100 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The Primrose has its natural habitat in large parts of Europe and the Middle East where it grows mainly on meadows in de
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SAFLAX Gift Set - Primrose - Primula veris - 100 seeds - With gift box, card, label and potting substrate
The first herald of spring - effective against colds
Mail a growing gift to a friend. Coming with the seeds you chose, a little box (17 x 12 x 2 cm) ready to mail, sticker to label the box, greeting card for your personal notes and germfree and permeable potting substrate based on coconut fiber (dried block) in a stand-up bag. This way your friend will be ready to start right away when your gift arrives.
The Primrose grows between 8 and 30 cm high and is mostly be found in small or bigger groups. From the leave rosettes with oval-shaped leaves, it develops the stalk with the blossom. The Primrose is one of the first blooming plants in spring and shows its egg yolk yellow, strong scented flowers, depending on the location, either from April until June in the North, or from February until May in the South. Since it doesn't naturally grow in the Mediterranean region, it was not known as medicinal plant in ancient times. The Primrose was discovered much later and its healing effects were recorded for example by Hildegard of Bingen. Active agents: The plant is appreciated as a medicinal plant mainly because of its high content of saponins and the mucolytic effect of the extracts on colds with phlegmy coughs and sneezes. Tea: Dash one or two teaspoonsful of roots or blossoms with a cup (150 ml) of hot boiling water and let it simmer for about 10 minutes before straining the tea and taking it in with small gulps. Primrose tincture: Place some roots or blossoms of the plant in a screw top jar and fill it up with corn schnapps or aqueous ethyl alcohol until all the parts of the plant are covered, close the jar and allow the brew to stand for two to six weeks. After that, you may strain the tincture and fill it up into dark glass bottles. The fresh, young leaves of the Primrose can also be added to a nice wild herb salad.
Natural Location: The Primrose has its natural habitat in large parts of Europe and the Middle East where it grows mainly on meadows in deciduous forests. In Germany it is a strictly protected plant.
Cultivation: The Primrose is a cold germinator, and the seeds should be kept initially for about four to six weeks at a temperature between -4? C and +4° Celsius. You can achieve these conditions by seeding outdoors in autumn. Seed propagation indoors, however, is possible throughout the year, while keeping the seeds in the refrigerator for the initial cooling period. Cover the seeds only slightly with the potting earth or special soil for herbs after planting. With indoor propagation, also cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out, but don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 15° C and 20° Celsius and keep the earth moist, but not wet. It may take a couple of weeks until germination.
Place: The Primrose prefers a sunny or half-shaded place and limy, loose soil.
Care: Water the plant regularly during longer dry periods. During blossoming, you may carefully pluck the flower heads and place them immediately in the shade for drying. In autumn or spring, you can dig up the roots, clean and cut them, and then dry the pieces in a lukewarm oven.
During Winter: The Primrose hibernates subterraneously with a durable, short and thick rhizome.
Bonsai ability: No
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