Spilanthes aka Toothache plant (Achmella oleracea) is a low growing, flowering herb that produces loads of unusual, fish eye-like flowers that start to bloom in summer and continue straight through to the frost. Grow in a pot and bring it indoors to extend the season further.
Spilanthes has become poplar in recent years as a unique salad green that gives a slight buzz or tingling in the mouth and on the tongue when chewed. The edible flowers are even more potent and have earned the plant a reputation as a prized remedy for tooth and gum inflammation.
Special Notes: Perennial zones 9-11. Grown as an annual everywhere else. Full sun and fertile soil. Can be grown in a container. Leaves are green with a purple hue. Ornamental, edible, medicinal.
Approximately 100+ seeds per packet. Grown and harvested in the 2018 gardening season.
Seed Starting and Growing: Start seeds indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outdoors, either in the ground or a large pot, once risk of frost has passed. Can also be direct sown in early summer.
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