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OKINAWA SPINACH  - Gynura crepioides

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Prod. Code: GC100

OKINAWA SPINACH  - Gynura crepioides

 

Sub-tropcail , dense  perennial vegetable that grows as groundcover. Has shiny leaves that are green on top and purple on the bottom.

Great  in salads , or can be cooked ( but   heat  turns the leaves  green) - really does not taste like spinach- has crisp , nutty taste.

Also purported to help lower cholesterol.

When grown in Hawaii, it attracts the Kamehameha butterfly

Best propagated  from cuttings . If planted from seed it reverts to  original  all green plant , losing nice purple

 

 

COLD HARDINESS : ZONE 9  - IT FREEZES TO THE GROUND BUT COMES BACK IN THE SPRING.

FULL SUN , PARTIAL SHADE, BRIGHT SHADE

Plant for sale is currently growing in 4" pot.

Shipped without pot