Primula veris

Cowslip - Primula veris

Common Name: Cowslip
Genus: Primula
Species: veris

The word Primula is derived from the Latin term Primus meaning first and refers to how plants in this Genus usually flower in early Spring, being amongst the first plants to flower in the year.

Category: Wildflowers
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

From mid to late spring scented, deep yellow flowers emerge from rosettes of mid-green leaves and hang in delicate clusters on erect stems. With the reduction of old pastureland colonies of this lovely once-common native wildflower are decreasing. Cowslips are perfect for a wildflower garden on moist soil.

Garden Care: Generally problem-free but do ensure that the ground remains moist especially where the plant is growing in full sun.

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