Herb latin name: Cardamine violacea
Synonyms: Erysimum violaceum
Edible parts of Cardamine violacea:Tender young shoots and leaves - cooked as a vegetable.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Moist places in forested areas at elevations of 2500 - 3600 metres in Nepal.
Propagation of 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.
Cultivation of the herb:Moist places in forested areas at elevations of 2500 - 3600 metres in Nepal.
Medicinal use of Cardamine violacea:None known
Known hazards of Cardamine violacea:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.