Rock Samphire – Crithmum maritimum


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You can plant the coir pot directly into the ground, which will eliminate root disturbance and help keep your plant happy. The roots will make their way through the pot and into the soil. The pot itself will decompose within about two months in healthy, watered soil.

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Crithmum maritimum. 3.7L coir pot.

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.