Leaves - raw or cooked[K]. A bitter cabbage-like flavour with a hint of radish when eaten raw, it will probably be somewhat nicer when cooked[K].
Flowers - raw[K]. A bitter cabbage-like flavour with a hint of radish[K].
There are no material uses listed for Cardamine pentaphyllos.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Cardamine pentaphyllos.
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 weeks at 15°c
. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame for the first two years, planting them out when dormant in late summer.
Division in early spring or after the plant dies down in the summer. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
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Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade
but succeeds in most soils that are not dry
. This species was seen growing and thriving in well-drained soil in fairly heavy dappled shade in a woodland garden at Cambridge Botanical Gardens in 1999[K].
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Cardamine pentaphyllos.
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