Lady’s Smock or Cuckoo Flower Seed

Cardamine pratensis

£15.00 inc. VAT

Pretty pink flowers seem to appear very suddenly in April! Usually found in damp spots and stream-sides. A hardy perennial native wildflower

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Description

Cardamine pratensis

Lady’s Smock or Cuckoo Flower

Lady’s Smock is a spring flowering perennial often found in damp and boggy areas. It is becoming rarer as areas like this are being drained and ‘improved’. Spikes of pale pink flowers grow to about 30cm tall, held above the rosettes of divided leaves. Appearing in April, at the same time that the cuckoos arrive, they welcome the spring, but disappear when the grass grows a bit longer. They are a member of the cabbage family, so are easy to look after, as long as the soil is moist enough. Young leaves taste like Watercress.

Sow in the autumn, or after a period of chilling in damp sand in the fridge for 4-6 weeks

Seed from Shropshire

Additional information

Weight N/A
Size

5gm pack (approx 5000 seed)

Flowering Month

April

Life Cycle

perennial

Native

yes

Colour

pink

Family

Brassicaceae

Wildlife

yes

Requires

moist