The flowers have a delicate, sweet taste
Cowslips (and daisy petals) make lovely cake decorationsThe elegant yellow flowers appear early in the springCowslips are easily used when bakingA Perfect for Pollinators flower

Sow: September to December

Flowers: April to June (usually a year after sowing)

Where:  Sow in a partly shaded location.  In containers, flower beds, borders, wildlife gardens.

How many seeds?  0.04g (average 40 seeds)

Also known as: Primula veris, Cuy Lippe, Herb Peter, Paigle, Peggle, Key Flower, Key of Heaven, Fairy Cups, Petty Mulleins, Crewel Buckles, Palsywort, Plumrocks, Mayflower


The Cowslip is a hardy perennial and member of the Primrose family.  This native wildflower has edible flowers and leaves.  The delicate yellow leaves have a mild, sweet flavour which makes them ideal for decorating cakes and desserts.  In addition the flowers may be used in making vinegars, syrup, floral teas, floral ice-cubes and salads.

Presentation Pack includes:-
Cowslip Seed
Growing & Harvesting Cowslip Instructions
Cowslip Eating Guide
Cowslip Recipe Leaflet
4 Additional Edible Flower Recipe Cards

Plant Label

Refill Packs include:-Flower Seeds only



Additional Information

Growing Location

Vegetable Gardens, Containers, Borders & beds, Small gardens, Woodlands, Wildlife garden

Growing Condition

Full sun, Shade, Part shade


Salads, Decoration & garnishes, Hot drinks, Cold drinks, Cakes & desserts, Oils & vinegars, Sugars & syrups

Sowing month

September, October, November, December

Flowering month

April, May, June


Sweet, Delicate



Suitable For..

Great for bees

Type of packet

Seed & Recipe Pack, Seed Refill Pack

Looking for more inspiration?.....

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