Earth chestnut has a delicious edible taproot rich in carbohydrates, which when peeled can be eaten raw or cooked – tasting like potatoes blended with sweet chestnuts! An incredible pollinator plant when in flower, attracting multiple beneficial insects with its umbels of bright white flowers.
Water: Moderate to wet/moist
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: Produces low-growing rosette of finely-divided leaves, sends up stalk of multiple white flowers
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Any well-draining soil
Origin: Western and Southern Europe