Sea Fennel description:
An interesting plant in that 19th century sailors took it due to it’s high vitamen C and mineral salts.
It has a very unusual shape and is certainlya talking point!
It has blue-green, feathery, succulent leaves with cream flowers.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Put this plant in the herb garden, or border and if given a well drained soil and a sheltered spot it will give no problems.
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Is also known as Motar or Rock Samphire.
Botanical name: Crithmum maritimum.
Sea Fennel culinary uses:
Used in Croatian cuisine. Use in salads and pickles. A salt substitute and an antioxidan.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Prefers a well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 7 plants per square metre.
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