Where to plant in my garden?
Good for borders, hedge bottoms, under trees, in a mini meadow or in the front of an herbaceous border.
Preferring fertile, moist soil in shade or semi-shade.
Clumps benefit from frequent division.
Habitat: Woodland, hedgerow and grassland
Growth Type: Perennial
Position: Shade to semi-shade
Soil Preference: Wide range
The yellow flowers of Primrose are one of the most familiar signs of spring.
Nectar and pollen rich flowers provide much needed food for emerging bees, butterflies and moths.
Attracts Brimstone and Green-veined white butterflies.
A caterpillar food plant of the Duke of Burgundy Butterfly, one of the most rapidly declining butterflies in the UK.
Pollinated by night-flying insects.
Becoming rare as our woodlands and hedgerows disappear.
Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.