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Cardamine palustris

Bittercress

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Features

  • Height0.3m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite-purple

Description

Cardamine palustris (Bittercress). This wild flowering species is a medium hairless perennial with leaves that will form a rosette. The flowers are small and about 12-20mm, either purple or white they will bloom from early spring to mid summer. The pods produced are about 40mm.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous or Bog

Interest and use

Aquatic

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in moist soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or division in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may damage leaves.

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