This clump-forming perennial has oblong leaves and dense, maroon flower spikes in summer and autumn. Its mildly flavoured leaves add a cucumber taste to salads.
Native to northern hemisphere grasslands and grassy banks, it’s ideal for erosion-prone areas. Used for years in Chinese medicine to treat burns and skin ailments. Grow in sun or partial shade in moderately fertile soil that is reliably moist. 50 seeds.
Not to W.A.