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Cowslip | Primula Veris

A classic, sweet-scented native plant

Cowslip

    • Nodding, bell-shaped, sunny yellow flowers with a sweet fragrance, growing from fresh green crinkled foliage
    • A semi-evergreen perennial plant which is easy to grow and care for
    • Flowers from April to June
    • Suitable for pots, this beautiful traditional flower will enhance wildlife gardens, wildflower meadows or pondsides. Grow in groups and allow it to self-seed
    • Once seen growing naturally all over England, this native plant racks up several mentions in Shakespeare, including Ariel's line in The Tempest, “Where the bee sucks, there suck I; In a cowslip’s bell I lie.”
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner

Cowslip | Primula Veris

A classic, sweet-scented native plant
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Cowslip

    • Nodding, bell-shaped, sunny yellow flowers with a sweet fragrance, growing from fresh green crinkled foliage
    • A semi-evergreen perennial plant which is easy to grow and care for
    • Flowers from April to June
    • Suitable for pots, this beautiful traditional flower will enhance wildlife gardens, wildflower meadows or pondsides. Grow in groups and allow it to self-seed
    • Once seen growing naturally all over England, this native plant racks up several mentions in Shakespeare, including Ariel's line in The Tempest, “Where the bee sucks, there suck I; In a cowslip’s bell I lie.”
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit winner

what to expect

Supplied as:

6 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

25cm

Eventual spread:

25cm
Spreads approx 25cm

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Yellow
Nodding, bell-shaped yellow flowers

Habit:

Clump forming
Flower stems rise from compact clumps of foliage

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)

Rootstock:

Spacing:

25cm
Plant 25cm apart to allow for spreading

how to grow

Good pest and disease resistance

Generally pest and disease resistant

Water regularly

Water the plants regularly to keep the ground constantly moist. If you are unsure

Partial shade to full sun

Does best in dappled or partial shade but can cope with a few hours of direct sunMORE

Any moist soil

Thriving in any well-drained or poorly drained soil

No feeding needed

This plant gets all the nutrients it needs from the soilMORE

No pruning needed

No need to prune - that's one job off your list!MORE

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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