Cowslip (Primula veris)
A spring flowering perennial found in Scotland only in base-rich meadows and pastures, mainly in the south-east. It has clustered of deep yellow flowers at the top of stems up to 20cm tall, flowering in April and May. It has many traditional medicinal uses.
Sowing: these seeds need a cold treatment before they will grow. Sow in autumn directly into a fine raked seed bed, firming down well for germination the next spring or sow at any time of year in a tray of damp compost, place the tray in a fridge for 6 to 8 weeks then put the tray in a warm place until the seedlings appear. Transplant the seedlings outside when big enough to handle and keep young plants weeded.
- 30 cm
- 200-400 seeds per packet