Attractive and delicious edible plant, foraged for years on our shores, and suitable for growing in most gardens. These are smaller plants, 15-30cm in height, with blue-green fleshy leaves and yellow-green flowers in midsummer, from June to August. The tender shoots can be clipped regularly and cooked, having an appealing salty spicy taste, very popular with professional chefs. They are also traditional herbal medicines. And popular with landscapers as attractive garden plants.
Rock Samphire grows best in a sunny position and well drained soil. It will grow in salty soils and in high alkaline soils. Do not grow in waterlogged sites. It can be grown in pots. The young shoots can be clipped for eating in spring and summer and little in autumn.
Pack of 30 seeds. Sow in spring and autumn. Germination is sometimes erratic. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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