Woottens of Wenhaston Auricula Open Day
Woottens of Wenhaston Auricula Open Day is held on the last Saturday in April.
Woottens nursery has been growing Primula auriculas for over 15 years and our collection has developed into one of the largest in the UK. We grow and propagate over 600 different varieties including over 30 of our own hybrids bred by our auricula specialist Sandra Sutton
Auriculas flower between March-May and are very hardy. Their flowers are sweetly scented especially en masse. They make excellent feature plants displayed in pots, butlers sinks or window boxes or even your own ‘Auricula Theatre’. Some varieties are happy in the garden borders if not swamped by larger herbaceous perennials.
Auriculas come in seven different groups all with their own unique qualities. There are ‘Stripes’, ‘Doubles’, ‘Borders’, ‘Fancies’, ‘Edges’, ‘Alpines’ and ‘Selfs’. The most floriferous are the ‘Alpine’ and ‘Border’ groups.
Auriculas originate from the Alps and are incredibly hardy plants. Being of this alpine nature they do not like too much water and should be watered very little during the winter months.
In the summer they require shading from hot sun but appreciate light through the winter.
Our expert Auricula grower Sandra Sutton gives advice and demonstrations on propagation and breeding on the day and there will be over 400 varieties on show including many of our own hybrids. Free entry. Any donations go to the NGS
On the same day we run our popular ‘Auricula Course’ from 10am-1pm.
This involves a lecture on Auricula history and classification. Demonstrations on breeding and the ability to ‘have a go’ at division.
Course cost is £35 including refreshments. Email or ring the nursery to book
To read more about our Auriculas or to purchase plants please use the link below