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Deinanthe bifida is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.40 metres tall.
It has edible uses.
E. Asia - C. and S. Japan.
Woods in the mountains[
Requires a cool rich well-drained peaty soil with shelter from the wind[
]. Intolerant of drought[
]. Requires shade, at least from the morning sun, in spring and autumn[
A slow-growing plant[
], it does well in a rock garden[
Young leaves - cooked[
Root - cooked[
Seed - best surface sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse[
]. Do not allow the compost to dry out. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 2 months at 18°c[
]. 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[