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Oxlip
Primula elatior 

Notice: Change To Seed Orders
We have temporarily suspended selling seeds for the next few months. This includes individual Seed Packets, Seed Collections and Meadow Mixes. If you would like to purchase our wild flower seeds you can still purchase them from www.wildgardenseeds.co.uk. If you click the link below it will take you to their website (in a new window) and you will be able to buy all of the seeds we have been stocking with free delivery

Other Names:  Great Cowslip, Paigle, Five-fingers, Shoes-and-stockings
Distribution:  It is a native of East Anglia, but is now rare in the wild.
Habitat:  Prefers a shady site where the soil doesnt dry out.  
Description:  Short perennial with nodding, pale yellow clusters of flowers appear from April to May. 
Folklore:  
Wildlife:  The nectar in the flowers attracts butterflies and bees.

Sowing Instructions for Seeds:  Ideally, sow in the autumn in trays kept outdoors so that the seeds are naturally stratified (periods of alternating warmth and cold). At other times, sow and keep at around 22C for 1-2 months. Cool for 1-2 months (around 0C) in a fridge. Then warmer (around 10C) for about a month. It may be necessary to repeat this process if using the fridge method. Germination is inhibited by temperatures above 20C.

Our plants and seeds are of native British origin.

      

 

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