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Cardamine raphanifolia

Bittercress

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourRed purple white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Cardamine raphanifolia (Bittercress). A spreading perennial native to southern Europe and western Asia. Leaves are ovate to rounded pinnate and toothed. The flowers are reddish-purple white and are borne on panicles from late spring to mid-summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Suitable for informal and woodland gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • 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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