Woottens of Wenhaston Auricula Open Day
Our Auricula Open Day is being held on Saturday 18th April from 10am-4pm.
We will be giving advice and demonstrations throughout the day as well as running an Auricula Workshop for truly passionate growers! Full details of this can be found on Courses page
Entry to the event is free and parking is plentiful.
We ask visitors to bear in mind that due to severe storm damage to our Auricula tunnel is 2018 our collection is currently in the state of rejuvenation and 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.
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 400 different varieties including over 30 of our own hybrids bred by our now retired 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.
This involves a lecture on Auricula history and classification. Demonstrations on breeding and the ability to ‘have a go’ at division.
Course cost is £40 including refreshments. Email or ring the nursery to book
To read more about our Auriculas or to purchase plants please use the link below