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Common Name: Plumbago
Plumbago europaea 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.
Dry rocks, hills, maritime sands, roadsides etc[
Requires a well-drained sandy or gritty soil in full sun[
One report says that the plant is not very hardy in Britain and is usually grown in a greenhouse[
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of basal shoots as new growth emerges in the spring. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 - 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.