Herb latin name: Isodon longitubus
Synonyms: Plectranthus longitubus
Edible parts of Isodon longitubus:Leaves - cooked. A famine food, only used when all else fails.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Mountains, C. and S. Japan. Streamsides in forests in to 1,100 metres in Anhui Province in China.
Propagation of Isodon longitubus:Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Only just cover the seed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the spring. Division in the spring might be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Mountains, C. and S. Japan. Streamsides in forests in to 1,100 metres in Anhui Province in China.
Medicinal use of Isodon longitubus:None known
Known hazards of Isodon longitubus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.