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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Lady's Smock, American Cuckoo-flower, Mayflower, Meadow Cress
Bloom Time: Early Spring
Height: 9 in to 18 in
Spacing: 12 in to 15 in
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds just below soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 4000
Cuckoo Flower, so named because it blooms when the cuckoos begin to call, can be found in marshes, moist woodland, or at water’s edge. It provides a source of nectar for the orange-tip butterfly, which brings assurance of coming spring in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In former times this wildflower was considered the special property of the fairies, and thought to bring misfortune if used for bouquets. Its genus name, Cardamine, comes from the Greek “kardamon,” the word for an unconnected plant used as a spice; this is probably derived from the Cuckoo Flower’s peppery flavored leaves.
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