Used as a spice in salads
The plants creeping habit makes it a good ground cover for the bog garden
There are no material uses listed for Chrysosplenium americanum.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Chrysosplenium americanum.
Seed - sow spring or autumn in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame. Stand the pot in 2cm of water. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a tray of water in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.
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Succeeds in most soils if they are moist. Requires a constantly wet but well-drained soil
. Prefers acid soils
. Prefers a shady position, succeeding in woodland.
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? 1.01.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.32.4 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? Fernald. M. L. Gray's Manual of Botany. American Book Co. (1950-00-00)