Cowslip Seed

Primula veris

£2.00£3.50

Cowslips are a favourite harbinger of spring. Whorls of yellow scented flowers on stems of 20cm. Prefers a sunny spot.

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Description

Primula veris

Cowslips are perennial wildflowers which grow in meadows, on banks, roadsides and lawns. Flower stems are topped with uneven whorls of scented yellow blooms. Garden-worthy especially when planted at the front of perennial and shrub borders. Prefers moist, but well drained soil, calcareous to neutral, and sun.

Seedlings will appear round the mother plant if left undisturbed. Seed needs a cold spell to germinate, so has to be sown in the autumn outside or put in damp sand in the fridge for a few weeks before sowing.

Historically the flowers were used to make wine, were strewn before brides on their wedding day and made into garlands to be worn in the hair.

Seed from Shropshire

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Size

packet 5gm approx 5000seed, 1gm packet(approx1000seed)

Genus

Primula

Family

Primulaceae

Flowering Month

May, June

Colour

yellow

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

perennial

Interest

flowers, scent

Wildlife

yes

Requires

part shade, sun

Native

yes