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Cardamine angustata


Cardamine angustata (syn. Dentaria heterophylla) a good hellebore companion w/ clusters of small white to pink flowers in early to mid spring.

Cardamine angustata (syn. Dentaria heterophylla) is an eastern North American mustard relative with compound leaves comprised of three broad, toothed leaflets emerging from the rhizome in late winter and going dormant by early summer. Makes a useful hellebore companion. In spring the plants produce clusters of small, white to pink, four-petaled flowers popular with bees and butterflies on stems with linear stem leaves. Can form nice colonies via spreading rhizomes and self-seeding.

Common Name: Slender Toothwort

Family: Brassicaceae (The Mustard Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Wooded valley bottoms and ravines, shaded slopes, floodplains, streambeds, and moist woods from low to moderately high elevations in the eastern US.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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