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!
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