Tender young shoots and leaves - cooked as a vegetable
There are no material uses listed for Cardamine violacea.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Cardamine violacea.
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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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging by its native range, it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in most soils so long as they are not dry
. Prefers a moist humus rich soil in shade or semi-shade
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Cardamine violacea. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Cardamine violacea.
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