A low growing native perennial with pretty yellow flowers, found growing by woods and hedgerows in early spring. An anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and culinary herb.
- Edible flowers
- Native herb
- Attracts bees
- Early flowering
This lovely little flowering perennial can be found in early spring along hedges and woodlands. It is a good source of early nectar for emerging queen bumble bees and solitary bees. The flowers are a joy to see as we come out of the dark days of winter.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Shade/sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: January - May
Primroses are one of the first flowers to pop up in spring and they naturally grow in open woodlands, shaded grassland and hedgerows. If growing them in the garden they are better suited to light shade and prefer rich well drained soil, where they will slowly self-seed.
Primrose has long been a traditional folk medicine for muscular aches and pains, wound healing burns and respiratory infections, although it’s main use nowadays is in the kitchen. The mild sweet-scented flowers can be added to drinks, conserves, desserts and salads and crystallised for cake decorating.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.