Herb latin name: Arabis sagittata


Family: Cruciferae



Edible parts of Arabis sagittata:

Young leaves - cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial/Perennial


Height:
60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry calcareous slopes, central and southern Europe.

Propagation of Arabis sagittata:

Seed - it is best to surface sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a light position in a cold frame. Seed can also be sown in spring. It usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 21C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division after flowering. Very easy, the divisions can be planted out straight into their permanent positions if required. Cuttings in a shady border in summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry calcareous slopes, central and southern Europe.

Medicinal use of Arabis sagittata:

None known

Known hazards of Arabis sagittata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.