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botanical name:
Primula veris
Primula veris © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Cowslip, Arthritica, Herb Peter
synonyms:  Primula officinalis
family:  Primulaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.20m
width: 0.20m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Classic wildflower of damp meadows. Umbels of nodding yellow flowers in spring, held on long stalks above the rosettes of wrinkled basal leaves. Flowers a bit later than primroses.

Moist, reasonably fertile soil in full sun. Dislikes dry conditions.

By seed or division.

Wildflower meadows.
Medicinal herb, the flowers have a sedative action, used to treat insomnia and nervous problems. The roots are also used in the treatment of bronchitis and arthritic conditions.

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