SALTBUSH, GREY

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Atriplex cinerea

A tough native perennial, handling drought, wind and a range of conditions including poor, salty soils. A great stabiliser in erosion zones, grows to 1.5 m x 1 m with an attractive silvery foliage. Saltbush leaves are used in cooking and have a unique salty flavour as the plant draws salts from the ground. Use the leaf in a stir fry, for a meat stuffing or roast for a crunchy salty garnish. 50 seed.

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Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Germination Period (days)
21
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Soak seed overnight to remove salts that act as a germination inhibitor. Sow in pots, cover with soil & keep moist. Germinates over 2-4 wks. Transplant when there are at least 6 leaves on the plant, keep well-watered initially. Once established very hardy.
Height
1.5 m
Spacing/Spread
1 m
Row Space
1 m
Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 28th