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Cardamine pentaphylla (Crinklewood, Milkmaids, Cardamine)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Cardamine pentaphylla Description

This useful and under rated herbaceous perennial suites naturalistic planting in woodland or other shaded setting.It spreads by producing fibrous roots and producing masses of spring blossom.


Cardamine pentaphylla - Cultivation Notes

Any moist soil suites this shade loving perennial. It tends to look after itself and suites planting alongside other shade loving perennials and ground cover. Mulch occasionally.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Cardamine pentaphylla:

  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Cardamine pentaphylla

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Cardamine pentaphylla:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting
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plants and shrubs for very wet soil
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Common Missspellings: Cardimine, Cardemine