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COWSLIP native seeds (primula veris)

COWSLIP native seeds (primula veris)
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COWSLIP native seeds (primula veris)COWSLIP native seeds (primula veris)

COWSLIP native seeds (primula veris)

  Our ref: ST77_1
  • type - perennial
  • colour - Yellow
  • height - 0 to 25cms
  • Sowing rate 1 gm sq m.
  • RHS perfect for pollinators
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RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

Native Cowslip - Primula veris – is a familiar and popular plant, useful for creating a spring flowering meadow. The nodding yellow flowers of the native British variety appear on short stems in April and look delightful blowing in a spring breeze. Flowering is just before the start of the season’s main grass growth, which make cowslips particularly suitable for a flowering lawn. Native Cowslips will grow in sunlight or semi-shade and are suitable for open woods, orchards and road verges. They have a preference for chalk and limestone but will tolerate a wide range of other soils. Cowslips produce a strong scent and will attract bees. In the wild Cowslips are a host plant to to the Duke of Burgundy butterfly that will lay its eggs on the plant. They look best growing alongside other spring flowering plants, such as Red Campion, Lawn Daisy, Bluebells and Greater Stitchwort.


How to grow Cowslip Seeds
Sow native Cowslip seeds in autumn either outside where they are to flower, or in seed trays and cover lightly with compost. The seed will require a period of cold weather before germinating. Sometimes this is referred to as stratification or vernalisation and for this reason it is essential that the seeds are left outside over winter to expose them to the cold. Cowslip seeds should germinate the following spring. Seedlings can be pricked out and grown on, for planting out later in the year.
Once established cowslips will self seed quite readily given the right conditions

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 Cowslip seeds
To purchase Cowslip 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, and the number of Cowslip seeds per gram is approx. 1100. All of our Wildflower seed packets contain seeds of Native British provenance.


Summary
type - perennial, colour - Yellow,
height - 0 to 25cms, flowers April, May,
habitat - Semi-Shade (Orchards, Hedgerow, Banks, Open Woodland), Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Dry Grassland (clay, loam), Very dry Sandy Soil, Chalk and Limestone Grassland,
Caterpillar Food Plant, Attracts Butterflies
Printed 22/10/2017 22:12:15
st77_1 type perennial colour yellow height 0 to 25cms flowers april may habitat semi shade orchards hedgerow banks open woodland moist grassland clay loams dry grassland clay loam very dry sandy soil chalk and limestone grassland caterpillar food plant attracts butterflies rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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