The small-toothed primrose ( Latin Prímula denticulata ) is a perennial herb from the genus Primrose .
|Finely toothed primrose|
|International scientific name|
Primula denticulata Sm.
The native land of the plant is the Himalayas , mountains of Southeast Asia and Afghanistan , China ( Sichuan , Yunnan ) and Indochina ( Burma ), the Indian subcontinent ( India - Arunachal Pradesh , Himachal Pradesh , Jammu and Kashmir , Uttar Pradesh ; Sikkim , Nepal , Pakistan ).
Synonyms: Cowslip dentate , small-toothed primrose, dentate primrose .
Names in other languages: English. drumstick primula , German Kugelprimel , fr. primevère sphérique .
The plant reaches 30 cm in height and across.
The leaves are wide, oblong-oval, serrated at the edges, wrinkled, after flowering reach 20-40 cm in length.
The flowers come in various colors, often lilac, purple , red, white are also found; up to 1.5 cm in diameter. Collected in a dense spherical inflorescence with a diameter of up to 10 cm. Peduncles are thick, with powdery bloom, 10–20 cm high, then extended and can reach 60 cm in height.
The fine-toothed primrose blooms in April-May; the flowering period is 30–40 days.
This type of primrose is widely used in gardens and parks as a border plant, as well as in flowerbeds , groups on lawns , on alpine hills . Prefers fertile well- drained soil . Loves partial shade and plentiful watering. The plant is propagated by seeds , division and root cuttings .
There are three subspecies of the primrose finely toothed:
- Primula denticulata subsp. alba - with white flowers
- Primula denticulata subsp. denticulata
- Primula denticulata subsp. sinodenticulata
|The flowers of the Prongus of the toothed can have a different color.|
- For the conventionality of specifying the class of dicotyledons as a superior taxon for the plant group described in this article, see the APG Systems section of the Dicotyledonous article .
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