Primula Denticulata Drumstick Primrose
Primula Denticulata Drumstick flowering
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Primula Denticulata, also known as the Drumstick Primula or the Tooth-Leaved Primrose, is a perennial best known for its blossoms, borne in rounded heads atop tall, erect stems. Robust and easy to grow, this showy perennial is an ideal candidate for flower beds and borders. The Drumstick Primula is treasured for its unique looks. The obovate, toothed leaves form a dense clump of foliage that serves as the base for tall, erect stems. As they develop, the leaves can be up to 30 centimetres long and slightly arched. In the spring, clusters of florets unfold atop of the stems, tightly packed into spherical globes. Each of the tiny blossoms is purple with a yellow centre.
Adaptable and tough, this variety of Primula is particularly easy to grow. Tolerant of full sun to partial shade, this perennial appreciates moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Generally pest and disease free, Primula Denticulata requires no pruning and is considered a low maintenance plant.
Native to Burma and China, tooth-leaved primrose can survive even if the temperatures reach - 20 degrees. Fully hardy in Britain and Ireland, this versatile, robust plant is also the recipient of the coveted Award of Garden Merit AGM by Royal Horticultural Society.
With stems that reach around 30 centimetres, and compact clumps of foliage, this deciduous perennial needs little space to reach maturity. If not clipped back after the flowering season, the leaves can grow to be as long as the stems - although they arch rather than grow upright - which should be taken into consideration when choosing a location for Primula Denticulata.
The unique, ball-shaped clusters of flowers and the neat mound of thick, serrated leaves make quite an impression during the summer months, which is why Drumstick Primula is a favourite with gardeners. Planted at the front of beds and borders, this showy perennial is at its best. Suitable for planting in pots, it can be a great summer focal plant for your patio or roof terrace.
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