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Perennial ornemental plant covering the ground with innumerable golden yellow flowers. It is perfect for edging garden beds and carpeting sloping ground.The rocky mountains of Europe are its natural habitat.
The plant is very precocious and blooms early in May. It nourishes pollinators in times of scarcity. It is therefore an ally in the garden, both for bees and humans, who enjoy its smell.
Also named pot marigold, calendula is a hardy annual and self-seeds easily. This little sun attracts pollinators and flowers in a variety of orange and yellow shades. The petals are edible and can be used in herbal teas or to flavour butter. They are also used in creams and balms to soothe skin. Calendula grows up to 45 cm and is not invasive.
Also called Gombo, this plant produces a fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked, with a taste somewhat similar to eggplant. Young leaves can replace spinach. In some countries, the mature seeds are roasted and used as coffee beans. A member of the hibiscus family (Okra latin name is Hibiscus esculentus), its flower is one of the most beautiful in the garden.
Originally from Africa, Okra entered Spain in the 8th Century with the moorish invasion. Later introduced in the United States by African slaves, it was considered for some time as poor people food. It is an essential ingredient in gumbo and is commonly used in Louisiana and Southern States cuisine.
To be rediscovered !
Pkt : 25 seeds.
Perennial aromatic plant adored by pollinators, thanks to its lavender flower spikes who provide nectar throughout the season. The anise-scented leaves make excellent herbal teas. No garden is complete without this wonderful herb!