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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as American cowslip, Shooting star

Genus of 14 species of perennials mostly found in damp grassland or high alpine meadows in North America.

Pollinated by bees which grasp the petals and, by buzzing their wings, dislodge the pollen.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - leaves in basal rosettes. Pendent, cyclamen-like flowers on arching stems. Petals are acutely reflexed, displaying long, pointed styles.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - a damp grassland subject. Good for woodland or rock garden.
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.
  • Place of origin - North America
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus- rich - emphasis on moist soil in growing period.

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Commonly known as: American cowslip, Shooting star.
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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