Herb latin name: Astelia alpina
Edible parts of Astelia alpina:Fruit - raw. Sweet, fleshy and juicy, it is pleasant to eat. Leaf base. No more details.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Mountain moorlands, especially in boggy situations, in the alpine and sub-alpine zones.
Propagation of Astelia alpina:Seed - sow late winter in a greenhouse. Germination can be very slow, sometimes taking more than 12 months. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in light shade for at least the first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in late spring or early summer once they are 15cm or more tall. Division in spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountain moorlands, especially in boggy situations, in the alpine and sub-alpine zones.
Medicinal use of Astelia alpina:None known
Known hazards of Astelia alpina:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.