'Good King Henry'
aka 'Lincolnshire Spinach'
This hardy perennial with it's succulent shield-shaped leaves
deserves larger appreciation than it receives.
It grows abundantly in almost any soil,
in a sunny position, and is a true
It is high in nutrition, both in minerals and vitamins,
and the leaves were traditionally
used in medicine in compresses.
In culinary terms, the leaves can replace spinach,
be chopped into salads
or be boiled as a vegetable.
It grows to some 2ft tall (60 cm) and forms a clump.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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