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Primula veris
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Primula veris

Cowslip

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Item #: 7682

Zones: 3a to 7b

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Asia, Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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This common European native is most often found in large colonies, growing in fields and meadows. Many gardening books recommend this species as one of the most heat-tolerant of the primulas. The small green rosette is topped in late April - early May with 8" tall spikes ending in umbels of small yellow pendent flowers. I'd recommend planting several for best effect. Moist, rich, but well-drained neutral to alkaline soils are needed to make P. veris happy.