Herb latin name: Saussurea pulchella
Synonyms: Saussurea japonica
Edible parts of Saussurea pulchella:Young leaves - cooked.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassy places in mountains all over Japan.
Propagation of Saussurea pulchella:Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring might be possible.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassy places in mountains all over Japan.
Medicinal use of Saussurea pulchella:None known
Known hazards of Saussurea pulchella:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.