A good early nectar source for bees and a valuable food source for moths. Attracts Brimstone and Green-veined white and Duke of Burgundy. Pollinated by night-flying insects. Becoming rare as our woodlands and hedgerows disappear.
Where to plant in my garden?
Good for borders, hedge bottoms, under trees, in a mini meadow or in the front of a herbaceous border. Preferring fertile, moist soil in shade or semi-shade. Clumps benefit from frequent division.
Flowers: March-June Habitat: Woodland, hedgerow and grassland Height: 8-15cm Growth Type: Perennial Position: Shade to semi-shade Soil Preference: Wide range
Advised to plant in informal groups to encourage recognition and attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.