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Orychophragmus violaceus (Chinese Violet Cress)

One of the discoveries of last winter, tasty leaves and crunchy stems for a mixed leaf salad and beautiful, fragrant edible flowers.
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200 seeds

5 seedlings (201091-5)

10 seedlings (201091-10)

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
violaceus
Common name
Chinese Violet Cress
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
200 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)

Description

One of the discoveries of last winter, tasty leaves and crunchy stems for a mixed leaf salad and beautiful, fragrant edible flowers. You can eat every part of the plant and it’s there for the leanest time from February to May.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

If you have ordered these seeds, we have had unforeseen delays and they will now be available late February. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Care Tips

Will thrive in a sunny position. This is best treated as an annual/biennial as it may not survive a cold winter outside. May be overwintered under glass for mild but tasty leaves throughout the winter. Will self-sow.