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Plant Catalogue



Chinese Artichoke

Stachys affinis

A member of the Mint family that is originally from China, but grown for its numerous underground tubers. The tubers are strange In appearance, looking somewhat like pale grubs, but taste delicious, with a sweet, crunchy, somewhat nutty flavour. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and can also be dried or pickled.


The above ground foliage looks like mint but does not spread, however the plant will grow from any tubers left unharvested, so it is best to grow it in a permanent position in the garden or food forest. It dies down over winter so is not susceptible to frosts, and it prefers well drained fertile soil.


Size:10cm Pot

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