Herb latin name: Baeckea gunniana
Family: Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)
Edible parts of Baeckea gunniana:The leaves are a tea substitute, they are very refreshing and aromatic. A citrus-like flavour.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Bogs and wet rocky sites, especially by water courses in alpine regions to 1800 metres.
Propagation of Baeckea gunniana:Seed - surface sow in spring or autumn in a greenhouse and keep the compost moist until germination takes place. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame.
Cultivation of the herb:Bogs and wet rocky sites, especially by water courses in alpine regions to 1800 metres.
Medicinal use of Baeckea gunniana:None known
Known hazards of Baeckea gunniana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.