Herb latin name: Kalimeris pinnatifida
Synonyms: Aster cantoniensis, Boltonia cantoniensis
Edible parts of Kalimeris pinnatifida:Leaves and young plants - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Hills and low mountains in C. Japan.
Propagation of Kalimeris pinnatifida:Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover. Keep the compost moist. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks at 15°C. Grow on in cool conditions, about 10°C. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. This should be done at least every 3 years in order to maintain the vigour of the plant.
Cultivation of the herb:Hills and low mountains in C. Japan.
Medicinal use of Kalimeris pinnatifida:None known
Known hazards of Kalimeris pinnatifida:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.