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Sea Aster , Sea Starwort (Last of this EU Line)

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Aster Tripolium L., Edible - Sea spinach, Native to Europe, salt marshes, estuaries & verges of heavily-salted roads. Up to 50 cm short-lived perennial, flowers (2cm dia) Jul to Sep, borne in pale mauve & white dense spectacular clusters. Its edible leaves & young stems are used raw or cooked like spinach & have a refreshing texture & lovely delicate, yet, unique taste - an unusual mix of salty & sweet. Salty leaves marry well with most fish & shellfish. It loves salty conditions, but will grow in any garden with occasional watering with seawater or scattered over some salt., Seed Count Approx - 400 avg
SOWING - Pre-chill seed 3 to 4 wks, Surface sow in spring inside. Keep moist, When large enough to handle, prick out & plant insitu. Succeeds in most well-drained garden soils, Needs a sunny spot, water with salt water once a week [it's immune to rabbits), Hardy

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