Primula vulgaris

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. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

Sale price£3.10
Currently unavailable


  • 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.

Plant Care

  • 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.



You may also like

Explore More Herbal Delights: Add to your basket and get the most out of your delivery!