Look what’s in full flower now in the winter garden!. This dazzling spring ephemeral, Cardamine quinquefolia, is just off the charts amazing for the light shade woodland garden. It has formed a stunning 3′ wide patch in four years in our Zone 7b garden. Hardiness is Zone 6a-8b.
Very pretty with that lavender glow!
Not in the same family as the plant that yields cardamom spice( I was wondering, so I checked).
So pretty! Does this plant require acid soil? I have alkaline shade under pecan and live oak trees in North Texas, zone 8a.
We’ve never found any reference that indicates a preference for acidic or alkaline soils. Ours is planted in a pH around 6.5. It does love moist, rich soils.