Primrose / Primula elatior (Oxlip)

Although most commonly associated with a pale-yellow colour, the plant occurs quite naturally in every shade from almost pure white to orange.


P. elatior is a semi-evergreen perennial to 30cm, with a rosette of ovate to oblong leaves, and erect stems bearing one-sided clusters of dark-eyed yellow flowers 2.5cm in width

Other common names

  • bardfield oxlip
  • great cowslip
  • true oxlip

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