Primula veris

cowslip

Eventual height & spread

Primula veris

cowslip

  • 9cm pot
  • £2.99 £5.99
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  • 3 × 9cm pots
  • £6.00 £12.00
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  • 6 × 9cm pots
  • £10.00 £19.99
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  • 9 × 9cm pots
  • £15.00 £29.99
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  • approx 50 seeds
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  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


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, so why not help to reverse this trend?


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


  • Sowing instructions:
    Sow on the surface of good seed compost and gently firm them in before watering. Place in a cold frame and transplant individually into small pots when large enough to handle. Keep moist but not wet and grow on in a cool environment before hardening off and planting out in the garden. Most seeds should germinate within 6 weeks, but as they need cold and wet conditions prior to germination, some may lie dormant for up to 2 years before they start to sprout. Therefore, once the first seedlings have been thinned out and grown on, tuck the seed tray in a shady corner and see what happens.


  • Sow: May to June or August to October
  • Goes well with