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Deinanthe bifida - Maxim.

Common Name
Family Hydrangeaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woods in the mountains[58].
Range E. Asia - C. and S. Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Deinanthe bifida


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Deinanthe bifida

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Deinanthe bifida is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a slow rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - cooked[105, 177]. Root - cooked[105, 177].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a cool rich well-drained peaty soil with shelter from the wind[1, 175]. Intolerant of drought[1]. Requires shade, at least from the morning sun, in spring and autumn[175]. A slow-growing plant[188], it does well in a rock garden[188].

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Propagation

Seed - best surface sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse[200]. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 2 months at 18°c[175]. Surface sow stored seed in early spring. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. When large enough, plant them out in early autumn or in spring. Division in spring[188].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

   Tue Dec 26 2006

I have grown this plant for years in Zone 5. It is MUCH hardier than you indicate.

nomin   Mon Oct 6 2008

i love this web site it gaves me lots of imformation and i love this plant

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