Edible Chrysanthemum

Edible Chrysanthemum

Edible Chrysanthemum

(Chrysanthemum coranarium) 

Also called SHUNGIKU or "Chop Suey Greens". Hardy annual to 1m.

Young leaves eaten raw or cooked give a distinctive Chinese flavour. Cut at 100-200mm. Petals in salad, or refreshing tea. Sow spring, summer, autumn. 30 days. 


Seed count: 320/g
Seeds per packet: 400

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This plant has raw edible leaves and flowers. The whole plant has a very distinctive aromatic flavour and is rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly potassium. Older leaves and the centre of the flower may be a little bitter. Double check before picking.

The open flowers and unopened flower buds (pearls) can be used to make a beneficial herbal tea. Chrysanthemum tea is a beautiful yellow colour with a very pleasant aromatic flavour. Flowers can be used fresh or dried.

As a point of interest all Chrysanthemum flower petals are edible raw.

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Edible Chrysanthemum

Edible Chrysanthemum

(Chrysanthemum coranarium) 

Also called SHUNGIKU or "Chop Suey Greens". Hardy annual to 1m.

Young leaves eaten raw or cooked give a distinctive Chinese flavour. Cut at 100-200mm. Petals in salad, or refreshing tea. Sow spring, summer, autumn. 30 days. 


Seed count: 320/g
Seeds per packet: 400

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