Cuckoo Flower 9cm pot (Cardamine pratensis)

Cardamine pratensis P Also known as Ladys Smock. Has Lilac/White flowers. Moist situation preferred. Height 22-25 cm Flowers April – June

If ordered with other water/pond plants that are not ready but will be soon, your whole order may be kept back till all items can be sent together.

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Often known as Lady’s smock Mayflower or Milkmaids. n folklore it was said to be sacred to the fairies, and so was unlucky if brought indoors. It was not included in May Day garlands for the same reason. It generally comes into bloom around the time the cuckoo starts to call, hence the name. Young leaves of the Cuckooflower have a rather peppery taste and can be a useful substitute for cress in sandwiches and salads.