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Cardamine pentaphyllos

Bittercress

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.35m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite pale purple

Description

Cardamine pentaphyllos (Bittercress). A bushy clump native to Germany, with light green leaves and white to pale purple flowers.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Germany

Interest and use

Suitable for informal and woodland gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in moist soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or division in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids may damage leaves.

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