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Herbaceous Perennial

Cardamine glanduligera

A shade-loving decidous perennial, with mid-green, divided, serrated-edged leaves. In spring, nodding purple-blue flowers are produced above the foliage.

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Purple Blue
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Brassicaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Genus

Cardamine are herbaceous perennials with simple, palmately or pinnately divided leaves and short racemes of 4-petalled white, yellow, pink or purplish flowers in spring or summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
C & E Europe

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in full or partial shade in moist soil, rich in organic matter. Spreads freely by small bulbils (immature bulbs) produced in the leaf joints, so site carefully. Remove these before they drop to prevent unwanted seedlings.

Propagation

Sow bulbils (immature bulbs produced on stems) in a containers in a cold frame in late spring or early summer. Propagate by seed sown in situ or in pots a cold frame in spring, or as soon as ripe. Propagate by division after flowering in late spring or early summer.

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to flea beetles and aphids

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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