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botanical name:
Primula denticulata
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common name:  Drumstick Primula
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Called the drumstick primula because of its dense spherical heads made up of many flowers and held on top of a tall stout stem. Typically mauve, but there are variations including white, red and purple. Basal rosettes of oblong to spoon-shaped, finely toothed, pale to mid-green leaves, white-mealy underneath

cultivation:
Easily grown in moist, well drained, humus rich, neutral to acid soil in sun or part shade.

propagation:
Named varieties must be propagated by root cuttings, otherwise from seed.

usage:
Good for damp rock gardens, peat beds and growing near water.

other notes:
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