All parts of the plant are poisonous, and it is recommended to wear gloves when handling it. It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Tall stalks bearing white flowers with bold brown veining make the Grecian foxglove unmistakable in the garden.
Myths that wasabi would not grow outside of Japan have been firmly rebuked in recent years by American growers who are not only growing it successfully, they are growing better wasabi than the often adulterated product sold in the stores.
A superior selection for commercial field production. If you have turned your nose up to sage in the past, this cultivar may change your mind. Leaves are smaller and have a whiter appearance compared to standard garden sage.
The latex is applied to decaying teeth and infected wounds. The roots or bark are used to treat venereal disease, skin diseases, and to kill lice and other skin parasites. Fascinating succulent used to make arrow poison in Africa.
Once thought to be exterminated by the Spaniards in their zeal to exorcise “demonic” practices, the plant and the rituals were found preserved in the mountains among the Mazatec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Hardy aroid herb with light green tripartite leaves; 30cm/12” high. Also used to regulate the upward flow of and to control vomiting. Contains ephedrine. Tubers used in Chinese traditional medicine to combat conditions characterized by dampness and...
Cardiotonic; lowers blood pressure and blood sugar; improves circulation. Boosts and tonifies qi (chi). (Chinese milkvetch; Huang qi) One of the most important Chinese medicinal herbs, especially for its immune enhancing properties.
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One of our most beautiful woodland wildflowers. Important dyeplant: roots yield red-orange colour for dyeing wool. Indians dyed their bodies and clothes with bloodroot. Conspicuous white flowers, 5cm/2” across, appear in early spring.
The rotund fig and its fabled leaf go back at least 5,000 years as enduring symbols of sinful pleasure and lost innocence. The ancients and latter day fig-cognoscenti have known the hedonistic delight of fresh sun-ripened, honey-dripping figs, and know...
Commercial growers need to plant about 10% of the orchard with male plants. Home gardeners need 1-3 males for every 5 female plants. Male pollinator variety required to get good fruit set among the elite female varieties.
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The cone structure is round and small to medium in size, and cones have a moderate amount of golden yellow lupulin. It is a seedless triploid with a vigorous growth habit. One of the most widely grown aroma hops of the English Fuggle type, for flavouring...
Striking ornamental variety with a mild oregano flavour and aroma. Showy hop-like pink flowers similar to Kent Beauty but longer and more impressive. Forms almost perfect globe-like balls when grown in baskets.
It grows wild in the mountains of Greece and has protected status there as a rare plant. Dittany of Crete was considered a potent healing herb by the early Greeks and has a long history in ancient writings, where it was purported to be able to expel arrows...
It is used for cooking and for its aromatic oil which has antimicrobial properties against a broad spectrum of bacteria. The aroma is mild and almost perfume-like in a way, and the flavour is earthy and mild.
It prefers a rich, well-drained soil and sun to part shade. Biennial, blooming in the second summer after it is seeded, it is attractive as a cut flower. It may develop crown rot if planted in a wet location.
Showy orange-red fuchsia-like flowers; miniature fruits. A red dye is produced from fruit skins and flowers. Needs occasional pruning. Considered an excellent remedy for tapeworms since the time of the Greeks.
Although the heat is definitely there, the taste is not edgy or bitter like some other hot peppers. The indented yellow fruits, 10cm/4" long, vaguely suggest the faces of monkeys. After the initial hot and spicy kick, the flavour lingers well after the...