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Cardamine trifolia

Trifoliate bittercress

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow white pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy grey green

Description

Cardamine trifolia (Trifoliate bittercress). A creeping carpeted evergreen perennial native to Europe with round, ternate, dark green leaves and racemes of cup-shaped yellow white and pink flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Bittercress

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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