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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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Plantago asiatica mosaic virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest risk analysis suggested potential economic impacts would be small; and management by industry would be appropriate. Industry may wish to monitor for the presence of the pest and the Dutch industry certification scheme is of added benefit to the UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula)

Common pest name

Necrotic spot

Scientific pest name

Impatiens necrotic spot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of mainly ornamentals and vegetables; present in the UK; and covered by the EU listing of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. To be kept under consideration in light of a review of the EU listing.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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