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Primula denticulata var. alba

Drumstick primula

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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Primula denticulata var.alba

Plant details

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.

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Primula

Species: denticulata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to April

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