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Cowslip (Primula veris)

It’s hard to beat a carpet of cowslips in the middle of spring, self-seeding gently through the front of a border or in short grass.
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15 seedlings

30 seedlings

DELIVERY INFORMATION
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Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Border (Front), Container Garden
Soil
Acid - Neutral
Flowers
April - May
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
Primulaceae
Common name
Common cowslip
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)

Description

It’s hard to beat a carpet of cowslips in the middle of spring, self-seeding gently through the front of a border or in short grass. They thrive on chalk, but here on heavy clay, they’re naturalising well even in our (sometimes) damp meadow. I adore the scent, so love to have enough in the garden to pick for a regular vase. Plus, the flowers and leaves are edible too. Add the flowers to salads for a lovely burst of citrus or cook the leaves like you would your favourite spinach varieties.

Care Tips

Regular picking of flowers and deadheading your wallflowers is important during the warmer months to prevent them running to seed.