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Barbarea verna

American wintercress

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Barbarea verna (American wintercress). This is a biennial species with medium green lobed leaves. The flowers are produced in terminal racemes of small yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Biennial

Origin

S.W. Europe. Naturalized in Britain

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Seed or division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Flea beetles may damage the leaves.

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