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Primula denticulata 'Lilac'

Drumstick Primrose

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Incredibly versatile perennial

Perfect for pondsides and bog gardens

Also great in containers and borders

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Holding an RHS Award of Garden Merit, Primula denticulata is an incredibly versatile little perennial. Tolerant of shade and poorly drained conditions, it is ideal for pondside or streamside planting and boggy areas. However, drumstick primrose is equally happy in containers or at the front of borders, even in full sun so long as the soil is moist. Lilac flowers with a yellow eye are produced in tight, pom-pom-like globes on upright stems from April to June, which blend beautifully with ferns, hostas and other shade plants. Height and spread: 30cm (12in).

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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Flowering Months


1 Litre (64568)

Primula denticulata is tolerant of almost any soil conditions and can be grown in either sun or shade, so long as the soil is moist if grown in full sun. However, its ideal conditions are moist, humus-rich soil in partial shade. Water regularly during hot, dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out. Deadhead faded primula flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced and divide over-crowded clumps between late autumn and early spring.
Water regularly during hot, dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out. Deadhead faded primula flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Divide over-crowded clumps between late autumn and early spring.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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