The genus Cardamine is comprised of 150 species of annuals and perennials, all from cool, shady, and damp areas, and grown mostly for their 4-petaled, charming flowers in shades of yellow, pink, purple, or white. Grow bittercress in a rock garden, woodland, border, or even a boggy area. It loves moist soil.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsSome of the annuals are invasive.
CareGrow in full or part shade in soil that is moist and rich in humus.
PropagationDivide in spring or after flowering, or sow seeds in a cold frame in spring or fall.
ProblemsWhite rust, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, flea beetles.