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Cuckoo Flower

Ferny foliage dotted with pink

The Highlights

    • Ferny, pale green foliage with pale lilac or blush pink flowers
    • Flowers from April to June
    • Low maintenance - disease resistant with no pruning required
    • Thrives in partial or full shade
    • A moisture-loving UK native plant that's perfectly suited to a wildflower or cottage garden, or close to a pond
    • Highly attractive to pollinators, it is one of the main food plants of the Orange Tip butterfly.

Cuckoo Flower

Ferny foliage dotted with pink
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The Highlights

    • Ferny, pale green foliage with pale lilac or blush pink flowers
    • Flowers from April to June
    • Low maintenance - disease resistant with no pruning required
    • Thrives in partial or full shade
    • A moisture-loving UK native plant that's perfectly suited to a wildflower or cottage garden, or close to a pond
    • Highly attractive to pollinators, it is one of the main food plants of the Orange Tip butterfly.

Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

Plant in 1L Aquatic Pot
Our pond plants are supplied in Aquatic Pots which have a mesh-like structure allowing you to plant them straight into your pond. The pot maintains the root structure as it enters the water, but allows the plants to root out into the underlying soil.
3 Plants in 1L Aquatic Pots
3 Plants in 9cm Aquatic Pots

Height on arrival:

Eventual height:

10-50cm

Eventual spread:

10-50cm
Spreads to between 10-50cm within 2-5 years

Time to first crop:

Flower colour:

Lilac white, Pink white
Pale lilac or pink tinted flowers

Habit:

Upright
Flowers grow on tall upright stems

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Hardy in all areas of the UK, does not require winter protection.

Rootstock:

Spacing:

50-65cm
Position plants at least 50cm apart to allow for spreading

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

Not affected by disease. May be targeted by aphids or flea beetles - if this becomes a problem

Keep well watered

Needs a permanently wet soil - do not allow soil to dry out

Partial shade to full shade

Grows best in partial or full shade

Moist

well drained soil

Feeding not required

No need to feed - this plant gets all the nutrients it needs from pond water or soil.MORE

No pruning needed

A very low maintenance plant which requires no pruning. Ever!MORE

For more care tips and ideas visit our Knowledge page

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