Woottens of Wenhaston Auricula Open Day
DATE CHANGE: Woottens Auricula Day will be held on Saturday 30th April 10am – 4pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the date of our Auricula Day this year to Saturday 30th April.
After four years of rebuilding our collection we are now in a position to hold our annual Auricula Day once more. There will be a selection of plants available to purchase as well as advice and demonstrations on the day. We’ll be discussing composts, overwintering, propagation and more
Entry to the event is free and parking is plentiful.
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 ~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.
Auricula Workshop date TBC
This involves a lecture on Auricula history and classification. Demonstrations on breeding and the ability to ‘have a go’ at division.
Course cost is £50 including refreshments. Email or ring the nursery to book
To read more about our Auriculas or to purchase plants please use the link below