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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Rock Samphire Overview
Crithmum maritimum is a low-growing evergreen woody-based perennial with mid-green slender, rounded to triangular-shaped succulent leaves. From mid-spring until early autumn, green-yellow umbel flowers are produced. Commonly known as Rock Samphire, this maritime herb has a bushy habit and can be found across Europe in rocky coastal areas. Preferring full sun, this plant will thrive in well-drained soil and likes to dry out between waterings. Reported to have a flavour between asparagus and seaweed, this prized coastal herb can be easily grown in containers of gritty compost. Sow seeds under cover in early spring, moving out after the last frost. Young leaves and stems can be harvested throughout the summer.
How to propagate Rock Samphire
Special features of Rock Samphire
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Rock Samphire
Wildflower/meadow, culinary, medicinal. Suitable for coastal conditions.