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COW PARSNIP seeds (heracleum sphondylium)

COW PARSNIP seeds (heracleum sphondylium)
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COW PARSNIP seeds (heracleum sphondylium)COW PARSNIP seeds (heracleum sphondylium)
COW PARSNIP seeds (heracleum sphondylium)COW PARSNIP seeds (heracleum sphondylium)

COW PARSNIP seeds (heracleum sphondylium)

  Our ref: ST144_1
  • type - perennialbiennial
  • colour - White or Cream
  • height - 175 to 200cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • Bee friendly plant
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RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Cow Parsnip-heracleum sphondylium– grows best in the semi-shade of hedgerows and woodland edges. It is a competitive species and useful for growing in areas where other wildflowers many not flourish such as sites with lush vegetation or high soil fertility. Cow Parsnip or Hogweed is a tall growing species with large white flowers that appear from April to September. Plants will attract a wide range of insect life and the seed-heads attract birds. Particular care should be taken when raising this plant, as it contains allergens and can be harmful if it comes into contact with the skin. Cow Parsnip looks best growing with wildflowers such as Red Campion., Teasel, Hedge Woundwort and Cow Parsley.

How to grow Cow Parsnip Seeds
Cow Parsnip seeds should be sown in autumn, outside, where they are to flower and covered lightly with soil.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover more plants for Bees, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

To buy Cow Parsnip seeds
To purchase Cow Parsnip seeds, please select a quantity above and click add to cart. To ensure the best chance of success, we sell all of our wildflower seeds by weight, which ensures each wildflower seed packet contains a good quantity of seeds. The recommended sowing rate is 1 gram per square metre. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.


type - perennial/biennial,
colour - White or Cream, height - 175 to 200cms, flowers April, May, June, July, August, September,
habitat - Semi-Shade (Orchards, Hedgerow, Banks, Open Woodland), Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Dry Grassland (clay, loam), Very dry Sandy Soil,
Attracts Birds,
Plant can be HARMFUL to skin
Printed 18/01/2018 16:10:47
st144_1 type perennial biennial colour white or cream height 175 to 200cms flowers april may june july august september habitat semi shade orchards hedgerow banks open woodland moist grassland clay loams dry grassland clay loam very dry sandy soil attracts birds plant can be harmful to skin rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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