CARDAMINE quinquefolia

Part shade
Reasonable soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread: 20cm x 50cm

During spring masses of light pink flowers appear held above a carpet of green - its five-lobed leaves with toothed margins spread slowly.

This plant is ideal for a border in dappled shade or a woodland situation where the soil is reasonably good and moderately moisture-retentive. It is often used to under plant late flowering shrubs. Cardamine quinquefolia is summer deciduous i.e. it dies away completely after flowering and reappears the following spring.

Read more about summer deciduous perennials and how you can use them in your garden.

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