Polyanthus an member of the Primula family of plants, some of which you may have seen growing in the wild, The Cowslip is the one you have normally seen in the hedgerows and fields. usually one of the first bright flowers to appear in the garden in the spring along with Pansy and viola. Generally planted in the autumn and will safely overwinter just fine. Very hardy from the cold and frost although they can be very tasty to slugs and snails.
Polyanthus come in all colours, unfortunately I just have white and yellow at the moment so forgive the repetition. The blue and red are still in bud so were not in flower at the time of shooting the pictures.
Polyanthus are pretty easy to look after, after flowering you can remove the heads and they will flower again later on, if your a little tardy and forget to remove the heads they will seed, Polyanthus can be quite prolific and one plant will become several. At the end of the season you just need to remove the dead leaves and clear up for the next year. So if you want easy colour early on in the year that needs very little attention then Polyanthus is for you.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.