Cowslip | Primula veris

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Illuminate your garden with the golden glow of Cowslip (Primula veris). Standing at 20 to 30 centimetres, this perennial beauty boasts vibrant yellow blossoms, creating a tapestry of spring hues. Thriving in sun-kissed meadows, Cowslip beckons pollinators, inviting butterflies and bees to dance among its fragrant blooms.

Adaptable and easy to cultivate, this wildflower adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. Embrace the charm of Cowslip – a timeless addition to your garden that effortlessly captures the essence of spring. Elevate your outdoor sanctuary with the allure of this delightful and resilient wildflower.


Botanical Information: Cowslip

Cowslip (Primula veris), a perennial gem in the primula family, graces landscapes with its vibrant yellow, nodding flowers. Standing at 20 to 30 centimetres, this wildflower’s wrinkled, toothed leaves and fragrant blossoms create a visual symphony, epitomizing the beauty of early spring.


Thriving in meadows, grasslands, and open woodlands, Cowslip is a sun-loving species that thrives in well-drained, calcareous soils. This adaptable wildflower is often found in sunny to partially shaded locations, contributing to its widespread presence in both natural and cultivated landscapes.

Benefits to Wildlife

Cowslip plays a crucial role in supporting wildlife, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich blooms. Its presence in meadows and grassy habitats enhances biodiversity, providing a vital food source for insects. The plant’s contributions to the ecosystem underscore its importance in creating thriving and balanced environments.

Conservation Status in the UK

Once at risk due to habitat loss, Cowslip has rebounded in recent years. While not currently listed as endangered, conservation efforts focus on maintaining and restoring meadows and grasslands. Recognizing the wildflower’s historical significance and ecological value, these efforts aim to secure its place in the UK’s natural heritage.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners cherish Cowslip for its ease of cultivation. Its ability to self-seed and naturalize makes it a delightful addition to wildflower gardens. Preferring well-drained, slightly alkaline soils, this perennial is adaptable and thrives in both traditional and wildflower garden settings. With minimal maintenance requirements, Cowslip invites both novice and experienced gardeners to enjoy its timeless beauty.

In conclusion, Cowslip (Primula veris) stands as a beacon of spring, celebrated for its botanical elegance and ecological contributions. From its vibrant yellow blooms to its ease of cultivation, this wildflower enriches both natural and cultivated landscapes. With its positive impact on pollinators and its ability to thrive in diverse habitats, Cowslip remains a cherished choice for those seeking an enduring and visually impactful addition to their outdoor spaces.

More Information

Gardener’s World

Woodland Trust

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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