Cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis) native


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Cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis) native

Cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis) native, is a very pretty native herbaceous perennial plant with delicate pink to white flowers.  It is known by many other names such as milkmaids, bread and milk and  lady’s smock to mention but a few but the Cuckoo name is thought to have originated as its flowers signify the arrival of the Cuckoo.  Foliage starts in spring with flowers blooming in late spring to early summer.  It has It is a good plant for attracting wildlife to any garden and is used widely in wild meadow and wetland planting and as underplanting with other shade loving plants. It has become a very popular choice with landscapers and designers who like it for its natural appearance and simple beauty.

  • Does best positioned in full shade to partial sun.
  • Flowers with beautiful delicate white to very pale pink flowers from late spring to early summer.
  • Position in permanently moist but well drained soil and water well after planting, they like a good drink when first in.
  • Ensure when planting all the roots are well covered with soil.
  • Native to the UK.
  • Wildlife friendly, provides nectar for many species of pollinators.
  • Easy to maintain
  • Please note that we ship all of our plants bareroot.  This means that we wash the soil from the roots prior to shipping.  During the summer months we may need to trim some foliage back for shipping.
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