Cardamine californica

Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

A beautiful flower from North America, which is not often see here in the UK. It's a superb Cardamine which forms a good carpet of deeply divided foliage, with spikes of pure white flowers held high in the spring. After flowering it dies back to its root and lies dormant until the following spring.

Wonderful when planted under trees or shrubs where it will come into flower before the new trees come into leaf. Prefers dappled shade, but will tolerate full shade or full sun provided the soil doesn't get too dry when the plant is in leaf.

Height and spread: 25cm x 70cm

Common name(s): Milkmaids


Picture: Elf assumed. [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.