Native to the British Isles and Mediterranean, this coastal perennial has a long history of medicinal use dating back to medieval times.
It was popular with sailors in the seventeenth century as it is high in vitamin C and was used to prevent scurvy. They’d pickle it to preserve it for long trips.
The leaves can be eaten raw, pickled or lightly steamed.
The leaves can also be used externally as a skin softener.
This drought tolerant ground cover is hardy once established and should grow around 50cm high by 50cm wide.
Enjoys a full sun to part shade position and can handle exposed sites and poor soils.