CARDAMINE pratensis

Commonly known as Cuckoo flower, Lady's smock

A British native perennial. Pale lilac-pink or white flowers on tall stems. Prefers damp or boggy conditions
Further Reading....
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Lilac pink
  • White
  • Height
    30-45cm (12-18in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Variable perennial with short rhizomes. Rosettes of pinnate, grey-green to glossy, dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, composed of 2-8 pairs of rounded or kidney-shaped leaflets often producing plantlets
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CARDAMINE pratensis

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Suitable for a large, damp wild garden. Food plant of the Orange Tip butterfly. Appears with the cuckoo's arrival
    Pests & Diseases
    Flea beetles, aphids
    Place of origin
    Europe, northern Asia, North America
  • Flower Shape
    Flowers 1-3cm (½-1¼in) across
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
30-45cm (12-18in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  30cm (12in)

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