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Carpesium triste is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, Siberia.
Found in humus-rich soils in deciduous forests in all regions of Japan[
]. Leafy mixed forests in Siberia[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs.
Young plant - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.