Oxslip (Primula elatior)
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial
- Border (Front), Border (Middle), Container Garden, Ground Cover (Scattered), In Grass
- Broad Tolerance
- April - May
- 30cm (12in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun, Part Shade
- 15cm (6in)
- Plant en masse for a natural effect over a large area. Plant the plug slightly proud of the soil surface and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole.
The Oxslip has the flower size of a primrose, but has lots of flowers at the top of a stem like a cowslip, so it makes an impressive and pretty thing.
The leaves and flowers are edible and can be added to salads, they have a mild, sweet flavour.
Don’t allow to dry out in the first year, as this will harm establishment.