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Primula veris
Primula veris
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Primula veris

English Cowslip

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.445.390

English Cowslip is a very hardy species of Primrose, bearing upright stems of nodding lemon-yellow flowers in mid-spring. Flowers are very fragrant, making this an old favourite to gardeners that are familiar with it. Certainly an easy Primrose to please, happy in average to heavy soils and a partial shade exposure. This associates well with a wide range of spring flowering bulbs, as well as other rock garden species, especially blue Pulmonaria and Brunnera. Will tolerate full sun in cool summer regions.

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Primula veris

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate