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Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo flower, Lady’s smock)

Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo flower, Lady’s smock) is a dainty native with pink flowers in late Spring.

Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo flower, Lady’s smock) is a small native plant of marshes and water meadows. It sends up heads of pale pink or lilac flowers. Leaves are pinnate with rounded leaflets, the plant can be propagated from leaf cuttings.This is a plant that may look very small once washed and packed as it is very fine and has little root. Lovely for planting into damp meadows where it will naturalise and spread, but is also happy growing in a pot in very shallow water.

Plant max height CM Planting depth cm Flowering from month Flowering to month Availability from month Availability to month
20 0 4 6 3 8


From April to August, single bare root plants or single P9 pots will not be available mail order. Multiples of x 10 bare root plants, packs of three P9 pots and various larger potted options may be available all year subject to seasonality.


1 x bare root, 3 x bare root, 10 x bare root, 1 x P9 pot, 3 x P9 pot, 1 x 1 litre pot, 3 x 1 litre pot, 1 x 2 litre pot, 1 x 3 litre pot, 1 x 3.5 litre pot


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