primula denticulata

primula denticulata

Bought from helling, planted under oak.
Picture taken late Autumn looks very sorry for itself…
Updated: picture taken in May

Drumstick Primrose

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Primula

Species: denticulata

Type: Perennial

Type other: Alpine & Rock

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 3b to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

Sun Exposure: Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Bloom Color: Purple

Foliage: Decidious

Soil pH from: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Soil pH to: 7.6 to 8.0 (alkaline)

Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball. From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse, sow indoors before last frost

Seed: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Otherdetails: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Planted: 2008

Updated: 2009

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Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'