Rosaceae: an herbaceous perennial plant producing a rosette of leaves from a central rootstock. it can grow 5 - 25cm tall and wide. The plant spreads freely by means of stolons to form a colony. Found in Meadows on mountain slopes, forests in valleys. White flowers from April to July, and the fruit ripens from June to August. Native to Eastern Asia - Himalayas from India to Nepal, Sikkim and western China.
The fruit is white with a pale pink tint can be eaten raw or cooked. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Surface sow seeds in early spring in a greenhouse. The seed can take 4 weeks or more to germinate. The seedlings are small and slow growing at first, but then grow rapidly. Prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out during the summer. A vigorous, spreading plant. Prefers a fertile, well-drained, moisture retentive soil in a sunny position. Fully hardy for me here in North East England.