Drumstick Primrose (Primula denticulata) in the Primroses Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches (30-45 cm)
Plant Spread: 14-18 inches (35-45 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Mauve
Pink
Purple
White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2017-04-21 3:30 pm. Buds burst into crisp, white little flowers.
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Location: The garden at SanabriaDate: 2014-04-21Self sown in one of the strawberry beds
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-03-26 4:34 pm. Seven flower stalks from this small plant.
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-03-11
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-03-11
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-03-07
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Location: The garden at SanabriaDate: 2014-04-21Close up of the flower itself
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2016-03-26 4:27 pm. Getting ready to burst forth.
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Location: The garden at SanabriaDate: 2014-04-21Just one plant, happily growing with no attention
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-03-11
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-03-11
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-03-07
By Joy
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Location: My garden, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; zone 3.Date: 2012-03-21
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Winter sown after allowing to imbibe moisture.
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