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Polyanthus plants

Polyanthus plantsSow the Polyanthus seed late in autumn in well-drained boxes of light, rich mould; cover it very lightly, place under glass, and water sparingly, but give enough to keep the plants moist. The seed requires no artificial heat to germinate it. The roots should be divided each year as soon as they have flowered, and fresh soil given. The single varieties only are florists' flowers.

The Polyanthus is a species of primrose, grows best in a rather shady position in a loam and peat compost, and produces its flowers in May.

Their height is about six inches.