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Orychophragmus violaceus

Synonym(s) Arabis chanetii
Common name Chinese violet cress
Family brassicaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-10)
Flowers violet (late spring-summer)
Size 12-24"
Light sun
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

This perennial from eastern Asia isn't quite hardy in our garden, so I'm trying to grow it as an annual. It is also used as a vegetable in China, but I doubt we'll put it in our salads

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: waterfall pondside, right fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '14 trade. Baggy 70F (75%G, 4-8d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (45%G, 3-15d)

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