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Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Primula denticulata

Other names

Drumstick primula

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. denticulata - P. denticulata is an herbaceous perennial with obovate leaves with purple flowers with a yellow eye, borne in rounded heads in spring and summer.


Primula denticulata is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-purple, Purple in Spring; Purple, Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

After flowering cut back stalks

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moist but well-drained neutral to acid, humus-rich soil in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Primula denticulata

Other names

Drumstick primula

Genus

Primula Primula

Species

P. denticulata - P. denticulata is an herbaceous perennial with obovate leaves with purple flowers with a yellow eye, borne in rounded heads in spring and summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple, Purple in Spring; Purple, Pale-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf and bud eelworms , Slugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

After flowering cut back stalks

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moist but well-drained neutral to acid, humus-rich soil in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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