Primula Denticulata
Drumstick primula

Height: Medium

Planting Zone: 1

A favourite for pondside planting, these bog primulas give a marvellous show of flowers through the spring. The drumstick primula, also known as the Himalayan primrose, has a range of colours from white, pink and red to mauve. The flowers are said to be eaten in their native habitat as a salad. They are suited to damp shady areas. Plant in clumps or drifts for best effect. Self seeded young plants can be transplanted in spring. This plant is also suitable for the Pondside/Bog garden. Place around the edge of a pond, providing soil is damp and not waterlogged. Alternatively plant in damp areas of the garden.