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Synurus excelsus is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.80 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
E. Asia - C. and S. Japan.
Sunny mountainous slopes at the edges of forests[
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 at least in the milder parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Succeeds in any fertile well-drained soil, preferably slightly alkaline in nature, in full sun[
Young leaves - cooked[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in spring. Surface sow or 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 the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring.