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Primula denticulata var. alba

Drumstick primula

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Primula denticulata var. alba
  • Common name: Drumstick primula
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

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

How to grow Primula denticulata

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Primula denticulata and wildlife

Primula denticulata is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Primula denticulata poisonous?

Primula denticulata can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Primula denticulata

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Primula beesiana

Candelabra primula
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Primula chungensis

Candelabra primula