polyanthus


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

polyanthus

1. any of several hybrid garden primroses, esp Primula polyantha, which has brightly coloured flowers
2. polyanthus narcissus a Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus tazetta, having clusters of small yellow or white fragrant flowers
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Two strains in which Florence Bellis took particular interest were the goldlace polyanthus beloved by old florists, who grew them for competition, and the Elizabethan primroses - all manner of bizarre polyanthus and primroses with extended calyces or one flower inside another.
Because polyanthus bloom stalks stand tall in the landscape, they show up well in flower beds.
Two strains in which Florence took particular interest were the gold-lace polyanthus beloved by old florists, who grew them for competition, and the Elizabethan primroses - all manner of bizarre polyanthus and primroses with extended calyces or one flower inside another.
If you want a plant to survive more than one season look out for hardy strains like primrose Husky or polyanthus Crescendo.
Perk up your pots by planting new spring bedding including pansies, polyanthus and forget-menots.
Primulas - the genus of which polyanthus primroses are part - make excellent ground cover although some might quarrel with my definition, preferring to describe the swathes of colour propping up our gardens in spring as under-planting.
For a vibrant display, partner them with bright double primulas or polyanthus.
All of the winter bedding can also be planted directly into beds or borders, Primroses, polyanthus and wallflowers are ideal for this type of planting.
Arrange pots of polyanthus with frost-sensitive varieties of Primula obconica and Primula malacoides, to brighten up windowsills indoors.
If it''s not too frosty, lift and divide large clumps of polyanthus to replant
We have got to know his taxi driver, John, and this week as I wheeled Geoff up to the cab, I asked "as you drive to the house, please point out the gorgeous daffodils along Ladgate Lane and the polyanthus outside Stewart Park.
The nursery has already taken delivery of nearly 80,000 polyanthus plug plants to pot up for the autumn bedding season which starts in October.