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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This cute perennial forms small masses of green foliage with bright yellow or red flowers in the early spring. It is particularly sweet when planted with bulbs or other spring ephemerals in the front of the border.

    Latin Name

    Primula veris


    Family

    Primulaceae


    Also Known As

    Fairy Cups Herb Peter Tittypines English Cowslip


    Type of Plant

    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 0.75'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Part Shade
    Full Shade

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Rabbit
  • Wet Soil

  • Toxicity

    Harmful to pets
    Skin irritant

    Colors


    Native Range

    Temperate Europe and Asia


    History

    Lady Jean Skipwith recorded English cowslips in her Prestwould, Virginia garden.


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