Kochia - Mexican Fire Weed ( Bassia scoparia) Mexican Fireweed Burning Bush Summer Cypress

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Kochia Mexican Fire Bush (Bassia scoparia) 


Height 2 - 7 ft

Large annual herb in the Amaranthaceae (buckwheat) family and is native to Eurasia. The plant forms a highly ornamental candelabra shape; the feathery and finely textured bright green leaves turn a beautiful fuschia red colour in the fall. Kochia leaves and growing tips are edible; the plant is very salty tasting. Seeds are also useful as a garnish (tonburi) and have a texture somewhat like caviar hence the reason it is called 'field caviar' or 'land caviar'. In Japan, tonburi is a delicacy.

  • Full sun
  • Self seeds easily especially in zones 8-10
  • Surface sow and keep moist until germination occurs (10-14 days approx)
  • transplant seedlings outdoors after all risk of frost has passed (approx 8 weeks)
  • Great for containers
  • Moist well draining soil with lots of organic material
  • Very drought and salt tolerant; an excellent plant for xeriscaping
  • seeds germinate within 10-15 days
  • Kochia was introduced to many parts of North America, where it is found in grassland, prairie, and desert shrub ecosystem
  • Seed Count: 10