Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum (Glebionis coronaria.) Organic - Non GMO Herb
A delightful flowering herb that offers both ornamental beauty and culinary utility. Enjoy the delightful beauty and culinary potential of Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum in your garden or kitchen. Commonly known as tong hao in Chinese, shungiku in Japanese, ssukgatin Korean and cải cúc or tần ô in Vietnamese. The mildly bitter leaves of this annual are frequently used in Japanese recipes. The flowers, which grow to around 1.3m (4') tall, are various shades of yellow, and are also edible - outstanding additions to salads or any other food if used as a garnish. Grow Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum Shungiku seeds as you would an ornamental flower, in rich, well-drained soil, and the sometimes bicoloured flowers will bloom from spring to fall. Grows well in cool coastal gardens!
- Sunlight: Frilly Edible Chrysanthemums thrive in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
- Soil: Well-drained, loamy soil is ideal for these plants. Ensure good soil fertility by adding organic matter.
- Planting: Sow seeds directly in the garden bed after the last frost date or start indoors and transplant seedlings when they are about 2-3 inches tall.
- Spacing: Space the seedlings about 8-12 inches apart to allow room for growth.
- Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water at the base of the plant to prevent fungal issues.
- Fertilization: Apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer every 4-6 weeks to encourage healthy growth.
- Pruning: Pinch back the young plants to encourage bushier growth and more prolific flowering.
- Harvesting: The frilly leaves and vibrant petals of this Chrysanthemum are edible. Harvest leaves and flowers when they are young and tender. They can be used in salads, stir-fries, and various culinary dishes.
- Pest and Disease Control: Keep an eye out for aphids and other common pests. Neem oil or insecticidal soap can be used for control. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.
- Overwintering (for Annuals): Since Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum is an annual, it will complete its life cycle in one season. To enjoy this herb in subsequent years, you'll need to replant new seeds or seedlings.
- Seed Count: 1 gram