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Commonly called the fragrant saltbush Rhagodia parabolica now named Chenopodium parabolicum is grown as a foliage plant.
Chenopodium parabolicum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft 10in).
Hardy foliage plant, suitable for areas of low maintenance. Can be used as a background shrub in mixed plantings, or on wide roadside verges, road batters and wide median strips as a barrier, wind-break and soil control.
Tough and makes a great silver hedge. And because it attracts beneficial insects, if you add it around your veggie patch you can significantly decrease pest and disease problems.
Requires very good drainage. Prune to promote bushy foliage. Food source and habitat refuge for small birds, lizards and small mammals.
It is fast growing, suited for use as a low hedge or as a filler in the native garden border and is very easy care.
The foliage is a grey-green and the flowers appear sporadically through the year. This is a widely found plant, from South Australia and Victoria through to the Northern Territory.
Bush food : Young leaves - cooked. A salty flavour. The salt can be removed by briefly boiling the leaves in a couple of changes of water.
Germination: Seed - sow spring and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week, prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out after the last expected frosts.