Herb: Drumstick Primula


Latin name: Primula denticulata


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Edible parts of Drumstick Primula:

Flowers - raw. They make a very attractive addition to salads.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Shrubberies and open slopes in moist situations, often along drains, 1500 - 4500 metres.

Other uses of Drumstick Primula:

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

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow stored seed in early spring in a cold frame. 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.

Cultivation of Drumstick Primula:

Shrubberies and open slopes in moist situations, often along drains, 1500 - 4500 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Primula denticulata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.