Mushroom Herb

Rungia klossii

A fast-growing bushy herb, called “mushroom herb” due to the mushroom-y flavour of its leaves. The leaves have a crispy texture, similar to spinach, and contain large amounts of Iron and Vitamin C. They can be eaten raw in tossed salad, tucked into a sandwich, or used as a garnish. The mushroom flavour increases when cooked in soups or stews when added at the last minute. Its striking blue flowers are also edible!

Water: Regular

Hardiness: Frost tender, grow in pots and bring inside in the Winter


Habit: Bushy perennial to 3' tall

Light: Prefers warm shade

Soil: Reasonably fertile soil, preferably moist, but will grow in most soils

Origin: Originated and very popular in Papua New Guinea

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower

Mushroom Herb