Herb latin name: Poa flabellata
Synonyms: Festuca flabellata, Poa forsteri
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Edible parts of Poa flabellata:The base of the leaf stalk has a juicy and fleshy portion that is about 3cm long and as thick as an adult's finger. It is a very sweet morsel with a nutty flavour.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Coastal rocks and peats, often in coastal bogs.
Propagation of Poa flabellata:Seed - surface sow in the spring in a cold frame. Do not allow the compost to dry out. 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 the spring. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Coastal rocks and peats, often in coastal bogs.
Medicinal use of Poa flabellata:None known
Known hazards of Poa flabellata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.