The compact pompom shaped flowerheads that are set atop elongated stems, begin as squat red affairs, they gradually elongate and turn yellow, retaining the red portion at the top. The leaves are dark green and the stems, leaf stalks and veins dark green with bronze-purple tones.
An easy to grow and low maintenance plant with a spreading and trailing habit, it can be grown in the ground or makes a wonderful container plant. The pretty yellow and red cone-shaped flowers and leaves are non-toxic and have properties similar to Echinacea, they are used by herbalists to enhance the immune system, improve digestion and help nausea.
The name ‘Toothache plant’ comes from the numbing properties it produces when the leaves and flowers are chewed. The plants have long been used in India for the treatment of gum and dental problems. The flowers are the strongest part of the plant.
|Botanical Name||Acmella oleracea|
|Seed Packet||20 Seeds|