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Primula denticulata Ruby (update for my File)

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Primula denticulata Ruby (update for my File) (Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula))

In full flower



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I have this...lots of, and the white ones in the back garden. Last summer I split my Rubins and popped the babies in to the veg. beds to overwinter. When I came to remove them and pot them up the roots were huge! and very deep. They really are strong plants :)

6 Apr, 2018

 

I'm just hoping my soil doesn't dry out too much for their liking. I've tried them before but they didn't last more than a couple of years.

6 Apr, 2018

 

Ah.....I see....its one of those plants that loves Scotland! The nickname for them here is 'Kirrie Dumplings' after Kirriemuir. Here's some info. I found on the web. from Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.....https://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/19766

"Most importantly Kirrie (Kirriemuir) was also where Major George Sherriff retired after his military and plant hunting careers. His garden, Ascrieve, is where he and his wife created a Sino-Himalayan homage to the landscapes and plants they saw and collected in the Himalaya and Tibet. Major Sherriff was generous with his plant collection giving plants away to visitors, friends and neighbours, with Primula denticulata presumably among them."

6 Apr, 2018

 

Some really interesting alpines seem to thrive in Scotland.
Just looked up Kirrimuir, & J M Barrie link.

6 Apr, 2018

 

About 40 minute drive from here.

7 Apr, 2018

 

Fabulous colour Siris....another plant we don't grow any more.....

7 Apr, 2018

 

I love these too,and have had mine for years..mainly white ones,and the occasional purple ones,which don't seem to self seed,or get big enough to split like the whites..I only had one like yours,and it didn't return the following year...

7 Apr, 2018

 

I've got a white drumstick Primula too, but it's hardly a dumpling yet!

8 Apr, 2018

 

Give it time,Siris..they look a bit puny at first,but then all of a sudden,they seem to take off..not literally ! :o)

8 Apr, 2018

 

Thats exactly right Sandra. They do!

8 Apr, 2018

 

Something's pecked? the florets off my white drumstick, pidgeon I expect!

10 Apr, 2018

 

Oh no,how dare it ? don't give up on it,Siris,there should be more from the base...My first flower looked so lonely last week,then another five put in an appearance to keep it company :o)

10 Apr, 2018

 

Bloomer, This purple has 3 nice heads now, and I've netted the white plant.

11 Apr, 2018

 

Oh ,that's good,and that pigeon is going to have a surprise when it comes for a nibble at your white one ! ha ha

11 Apr, 2018



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