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Saussurea diamantica is a herbaceous perennial plant
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. This is one of many Saussurea species that are commonly harvested from the wild in Korea and sold in local food markets[
E. Asia - Korea.
We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in most soils in a sunny well-drained position[
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring might be possible.