PRIMULA denticulata

Commonly known as Drumstick primrose


Lilac-purple drum-stick primula
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oblong or spoon-shaped mid-green leaves to 25cm (10in) long. Crowded, spherical umbels of tubular or bell-shaped flowers to 2cm (¾in) across.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Lilac purple
  • Height
    20-30cm (8-12in)
  • Spread
    25-45cm (10-18in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Robust, rosette-forming perennial. Produces flowers in crowded, spherical umbels
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PRIMULA denticulata

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Thrives in consistently moist soil at bog edges and near streams and water. Not suitable for standing in water
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, red spider mite, vine weevil, slugs, viruses, grey mould(Botrytis)
    Place of origin
    Afghanistan to south-eastern Tibet, Burma, China.
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular or bell-shaped flowers to 2cm (¾in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Cottage garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
    Requires deep, humus-rich soil.
20-30cm (8-12in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  25-45cm (10-18in)

Buy Varieties of PRIMULA denticulata


PRIMULA denticulata alba

PRIMULA denticulata alba

Drumstick primrose

good white form

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