Common cowslipCommon cowslipPrimula veris

Common Cowslip Plants

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Common Cowslip

  • Native wildflower
  • Semi-evergreen perennial
  • Fragrant yellow flowers Apr-Jun
  • Attractive crinkly leaves
  • Partial shade tolerant
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • To 25cm
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Description

Common Cowslip, Primula veris Plants. p9 Pots

Small native semi-evergreen perennial with fragrant, nodding bell-shaped yellow flowers on upright stems Apr-June over a base of attractive wrinkled leaves. Very easy to grow & great for insect life. To 25cm

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Delivery season: Cowslip plants are delivered in pots year round, when in stock.

Features:

  • Ideal for rockeries & containers
  • Semi-evergreen perennial
  • Fragrant yellow flowers Apr-Jun
  • Attractive crinkly leaves
  • Partial-shade tolerant
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • To 25cm

Growing Cowslips

Ideal for dappled shade in moist but well-drained soil around taller trees, and recesses in rockeries, where they thrive in the dry, chalky environment. If happy, they should naturalise. They are great for providing pollen for bees.

Please note: If you receive your plants in late Autumn or during winter, it is better not to plant them outside until the weather warms up in Spring. They won't establish well in cold soil, and there is a small risk of them failing as a result.

In Your Garden Design

A British native and once a common sight in our meadows and pastures before intensive farming took over, cowslips are ideal for informal cottage gardens and look lovely naturalised in damp grass. Grow with snakeshead fritilleries, or on their own in pots if you want to admire them close up. Just make sure they are kept moist.

Did You Know?

When they flower is rather given away in the name - veris means spring. Cowslips are said to have a sedative quality and they are also used in a wine; the two may be related.