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Primula denticulata - Sm.

Common Name Drumstick Primula
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shrubberies and open slopes in moist situations, often along drains, 1500 - 4500 metres[51, 145].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Primula denticulata Drumstick Primula


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Primula denticulata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to June. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; Ground Cover; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers
Edible Uses:

Flowers - raw[105, 177]. They make a very attractive addition to salads[183].

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Medicinal Uses

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

Plants can be grown as a ground cover, they are best spaced about 35cm apart each way[208].

Special Uses

Ground cover

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in any moist soil in sun or part shade[187, 200]. Prefers a damp position[133, 200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils[208]. Dislikes very light or dry soils[1]. Grows well in the shade of a north-facing wall[208]. Plants are hardy to about -25°c[187]. A very ornamental plant, there are many named varieties[187]. It can be grown in a wild garden, rock garden or the flower border[1].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[133]. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame[1]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Root cuttings[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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