Cuckoo flower / Ladys smock

£3.00£5.70

Cuckoo flower is a delicate looking pink flower, fading to white as it matures. The flowers are very pretty and can last from April through to June. This little wildflower is found in the wild  growing in damp meadows and boggy areas. However, in a garden setting it also does well in normal neutral garden soil, providing it is not too dry. Furthermore it looks super when naturalised into lawn or grassland.

Cardamine pratensis
Perennial
White, pinkish
Sun or part shade
Height : 20cm
Flowering period : April – July
This is a good source of nectar : 
This is good for butterfly caterpillar food : 

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Other features:
Cuckoo flower spreads easily by seed or by mowing, as cut fragments will root easily.

Wildlife:
One of the favourite caterpillar food plants for the orange tip butterfly

 

Additional information

Size

9cm pot, 6 plug plants