Herb latin name: Aster glehnii


Family: Compositae



Edible parts of Aster glehnii:

Young leaves - boiled.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flowering:
August to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy places in N. Japan. Grasslands and forest edges.

Propagation of Aster glehnii:

Seed - surface sow in spring in a cold frame. Do not allow the compost to become dry. Pre-chilling the seed for two weeks can improve germination rates. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks at 20C. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grassy places in N. Japan. Grasslands and forest edges.

Medicinal use of Aster glehnii:

None known

Known hazards of Aster glehnii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.