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Primula denticulata
Primula denticulata
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Primula denticulata

Drumstick Primrose

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.445.200

One of the easiest Primrose species to succeed with, performing well in a wide range of climates. Plants form a lush mound or rosette of large green leaves, bearing upright stems with a ball of flowers on the end, beginning in mid spring. Blooms range in colour from white through shades of pink, violet, blue and purple. Flowers are lightly fragrant, and wonderful for cutting. Plants prefer an evenly moist site, and will even grow well beside a pond or stream. In cool summer climates these will also succeed in full sun, provided with enough moisture. Easily divided in late summer.

Further details for
Primula denticulata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Moist or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Blue
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate