Herb latin name: Stephanandra incisa
Synonyms: Spiraea incisa, Stephanandra flexuosa
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Stephanandra incisa:Young leaves. No more details are given.
Description of the plant:
(6 1/2 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Thickets in low mountains all over Japan. On mountain slopes, or by streams at elevations of 500 - 1000 metres in southern China.
Other uses of Stephanandra incisa:The cultivars "Crispa" (syn "Prostrata") and "Dart's Horizon" make dense arching ground cover plants. They should be spaced about 1.2 metres apart each way. Plants are sometimes grown as an informal hedge.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - we have no information for this species but it is likely to require a period of cold stratification and would probably be best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. Sow stored seed in a cold frame as soon as it is received. 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. Division in early spring is a very effective means of increase. Roots cuttings, March in a warm greenhouse. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 10 - 12cm long, July in a frame. High percentage.
Cultivation of Stephanandra incisa:Thickets in low mountains all over Japan. On mountain slopes, or by streams at elevations of 500 - 1000 metres in southern China.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Stephanandra incisa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.