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Bittercress

Cardamine hirsuta

Also known as

Lambs Cress, Hairy Bitter-Cress

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

20cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Bittercress Overview

This is a very common annual weed that can be found in most areas of the British Isles. It can be found growing in plant pots, walls, bare grounds and even pathways which means that the seeds are easily spread all over making it a hard plant to get rid of.

Common problems with Bittercress

How to propagate Bittercress

Division

You can propagate by seeds or division in the autumn.

Seed

Other uses of Bittercress

Suitable for informal and woodland gardens.