A stoloniferous perennial herb naturalised on shady walls and in churchyards. Lowland.
This species was introduced into British gardens in 1771 and is now very popularly grown outdoors and as a house plant, especially the cultivar `Tricolor` with pink- and white-edged leaves. It was recorded from the wild by 1928.
Native of C. & E. Asia, from the Himalayas to Japan.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.