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NEW: Tower Hill to Host Annual Primrose Show

Thursday, April 19, 2012

 

Primroses come in all sizes and colors.

The annual New England Primrose Show is coming back to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston.

The show will feature indoor displays of blooming plants, along with lectures and guided tours that will provide cultural instructions for growing primroses in your home garden. There will also be alpine and rock garden plants on sale, as well as other supplies.

Many know of primroses a thes potted plants that become popular toward the end of each winter to brighten up the year’s darkest days. However, few realize that the genus Primula features of 450 separate species in the wild, ranging from a few millimeters in height to over a meter tall.

“I would say primroses are such an undervalued and underappreciated group of plants, so this is a great opportunity for a new or experienced gardener to be introduced to this fantastic group of plants that generally grow well in New England,” Tower Hill’s Michael Arnum said. “Of course, the show is just one aspect of visiting Tower Hill. Visitors will also appreciate our beautiful gardens in addition to the indoor show, and we do indeed have primroses growing outside in our collection as well.”

The primrose blooms early and is very adaptive to different environments.

The plant is highly versatile, and can be a fantastic addition to any home landscape. The show will teach how to best feature these plants in your home, and what to do with the many shades of red, blue-purple, yellow and white. The plant’s early spring bloom has made it a favorite, and the flowers are also very adaptable to shade and rock garden environments.

The Primrose Show will be included with regular admission to the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens on May 5th and 6th. Prices are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for children aged 6-18. Children under 6 and members of the Worcester County Horticulture Society will be granted free admission.

For more information, call 508-869-6111 or click here.

 

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