Woottens of Wenhaston Auricula Open Day
Woottens of Wenhaston Auricula Open Day Saturday 27th April 10am-4pm
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE 2019 EVENT
Sadly due to the damage caused to our Auricula tunnel by storm Eleanor in 2018 many of our Auricula plants were lost last year. The damage was increased by the loss of their controlled environment and severe heat of the summer.
Repairs took a long time and were finally completed in September and the new tunnel is doing well. However the losses we suffered were substantial and even the autumn divisions didn’t increase our stocks back to normal.
Whilst we still have the range of varieties, quantities of each variety is low and stock must be maintained for us to be able to continue the collection. Therefore at our Auricula Day there may not be the quantity of plants available as in previous years.
However there will still be plenty to see and advise and demonstrations given throughout the day.
If you are travelling far we recommend either emailing or ringing the nursery beforehand to discuss availability.
We will be taking pre-orders for specific varieties for next year.
We will also be unveiling our new and ever growing collection of Succulent plants including Crassula, Sedum, Aloe and Sempervirens on this day
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
Auricula Workshop – Wednesday 7th August
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