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CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)

CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)
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CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)
CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)
CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)
CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)

CUCKOO FLOWER plugs (cardamine pratensis)

  Our ref: IP29_1
type - perennial
  • native wildflower plant plugs
  • colour - Lilac
  • RHS perfect for pollinators
  • Dispatched May-September
  • Plant at approx 1-4 plugs per sq. m
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Recommended planting density 1-4 plugs per sq. meter.


PLEASE NOTE:

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION CONCERNING COVID 19 WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY ABLE TO OFFER A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF PLUGS. IF YOU REQUIRE MORE THAN 10 PLUGS OF ANY ONE SPECIES THEN WE RECOMMEND YOU CONTACT US OR CALL 01452 311525 TO CHECK AVAILABILITY. PLUGS CAN CURRENTLY ONLY BE DISPATCHED ON SATURDAYS WHEN WE HAVE A SPECIAL ROYAL MAIL COLLECTION BOOKED AND WE ARE ALSO PRESENTLY UNABLE TO DISPATCH PLUGS TO ARRIVE ON SPECIFIC DATES. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 28 DAYS FOR DELIVERY.

RHS perfect for pollinators
Perfect for pollinators

RHS Perfect for Pollinators.
The RHS Perfect for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects
in gardens. Bees, butterflies, moths, hoverflies and many others visit flowers to feed on
nectar and pollen; while doing so they transfer pollen and increase seed set
and fruit development. Find out more at: rhs.org.uk/plants

To discover further wildflowers for Bees and other insects, simply enter the word "pollinators" into the search box above.

Cuckooflower- Cardamine pratensis takes it’s name from it’s flowering period in April which coincides with the arrival of the first cuckoos. It is also known as Lady’s Smock or Milkmaids. Cuckooflower is a wetland plant most often associated with water meadows in flood plains or boggy moorland and will attract Orange tip butterflies in early spring. It also grows alongside small watercourses and in spring it’s bright lilac flowers can spectacularly bring an old ditch to life.

In a wildflower garden, Cuckooflower can be included around the margins of a pond
and will readily set seed once established. It can also be propagated fairly easily.

Cuckooflower looks best growing alongside Ragged Robin and Marsh marigolds.


How to grow Cuckooflower plants:

Cuckooflower plug plants can be introduced to their permanent planting positions from late spring through to October. Initially they should be kept well watered and left to develop for several months. When planting into established grass it is advisable to first cut the areas where the wildflower plants are to be introduced and create a small bare area up to several inches around each planting position to reduce initial competition. Given the right conditions they will develop quickly into flowering sized plants. A few Yellow rattle seeds sown around each plug may also be of benefit in the long term by reducing competition from grasses

Summary:

type - perennial, colour - Lilac, flowers April, May, June, habitat - Very Wet Grassland (eg pond edges, Water Meadow), Moist Grassland (Clay, Loams), Caterpillar Food Plant, Attracts Butterflies
Printed 07/07/2020 13:34:30
ip29_1 type perennial colour lilac flowers april may june habitat very wet grassland eg pond edges water meadow moist grassland clay loams caterpillar food plant attracts butterflies cuckooflower cuckoo flower rhs perfect for pollinators pollinating insects bees butterflies moths hoverflies
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