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Cardamine pratensis

Cuckoo Flower, Spinks

Description

Known as the Cuckoo Flower as it's flowers appear in Spring along with the first cuckoo.

Grows well in damp shady places.

Harvesting seed

Small and seed thin pods with tiny seeds within appear when the flowers drop.

Wait until the seed pods turn brown on the plant.

Remove the pods by running your hand along the stalk. Break open the pods by rubbing between the hands.

Store in an envelope in a cool dry place.


Additional Info

Height
41-50cm
Spread
Colour
Mixed
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Perennial
Seed viability
2 years
Nominal value
1 pence/seed