A key plant for bees, butterflies, moths and other insects. Food plant of the Duke of Burgundy Fritillary Butterfly, Plain Clay and Northern Rustic Moths.
Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.
Where to plant in my garden?
Cowslips will naturalise well in a flowering lawn, and once happy will slowly form a clump, or spread around a lawn or mini meadow by seed. Also well suited to the front of a border. Prefers well drained soil in sun or light shade
Flowers: Mar-May Habitat: Grassland and woodland Height: 10-15cm Growth Type: Perennial Position: Full sun to semi shade Soil Preference: Neutral to calcareous