FRAGRANT SALTBUSH (Rhagodia parabolica) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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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.
Flower Colour - Green
Flowering Time - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Soil Texture - Loam, Sand
pH - Alkaline, Neutral
Tolerates - Drought, Fire, Moderate frost
Bush food : Young leaves - cooked. A salty flavour, the leaves contain up to a third by weight of sal. 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.