Primula denticulata var. alba

Primula denticulata var. alba

Drumstick primula

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Primula denticulata var. alba
  • Common name: Drumstick primula
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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The drumstick primula, Primula denticulata, has distinctive large, spherical heads of tightly packed, bell-shaped florets, in pink, lilac, white or red, which it carries on tall stems above finely toothed, slightly hairy foliage.

Primula denticulata var. alba bears white flowers. It looks best when planted in large drifts, and works well under shrubs or at the front of borders. It's also suitable for growing in bog gardens and at the pond edge. Grow alongside snowflakes, wood anemone and candelabra primulas.

For best results grow Primula denticulata var. alba in moist soil in partial shade. Plants self-seed readily.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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