Herb latin name: Aster kantoensis
Synonyms: Aster altaicus, Aster hispidus isochaeta
Edible parts of Aster kantoensis:Young leaves - cooked. Flowers.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Waste ground along rivers, C. Japan.
Propagation of Aster kantoensis: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 20°C. 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:Waste ground along rivers, C. Japan.
Medicinal use of Aster kantoensis:None known
Known hazards of Aster kantoensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.