Evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial
Height & spread
20cm x 35cm
Bird (seed and petals) and butterfly nectar and caterpillar plant
- Native wildflower easy to naturalise at the base of hedges.
- Pale yellow flowers appear from early to late spring, usually fragrant.
- Seed eaten by chaffinches. Perhaps less desirable for the gardener is when Sparrows attack the petals.
- Nectar is attractive to the Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and White Butterflies. The Duke of Burgundy Fritillary Butterfly may also use it as a caterpillar food plant if you live in parts of Britain where it is still found such as the South of England, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.