Persicaria odorata - Identified by its striking pointed leaves, lime green in colour with dark inner markings on purple stems. The whole plant evokes a wonderfully strong citrus aroma with a taste to match. Similar to coriander but with a lemon kick it is used widely in the food of Vietnam in particular and its neighbouring countries. Perennial, but will need protection from frosts. Height: 45 cm. Priced for: 1 litre pot
Use: Commonly eaten fresh in salads as well as in some soups and stews, and a nice addition to scrambled egg too.