All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Cardamine californica


Plant Information

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

This American wildflower is not often see here in the UK but it is a superb Cardimine 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 (based on copyright claims). [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.