Okinawa Spinach - Gynura crepioides

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Gynura crepioides. Two plants in one. An ornamental groundcover and a delicious vegetable. Leaves are great fresh.

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  • Gynura crepioides. Two plants in one. An ornamental groundcover and a delicious vegetable. Leaves are great fresh. Added to a salad they have a spicy lemon pepper taste. Or cooked as stir fry, etc. Leaves can be anywhere from 1 1/2 - 3 inches long and are shiny dark green on top and iridescent purple underneath. While not a true spinach, it is very interesting substitute that- unlike spinach, tolerates hot weather. A tough sub-tropical plant that is considered a "tender perennial" in that it doesn't tolerate freezing.

     

    Zones 8b-11. Excellent potherb that is super easy to grow. May die back to the ground in freezing weather but usually returns during warm weather. Forms a 1 foot tall groundcover that does well in sun or shade.

    These starter plants are shipped in 3" deep pots. We try to keep all of our plants between 3-8" in height with excellent root systems.