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(Plant heights are given at maturity)

Cryptotaenia (also known as Japanese Parsley, misuba, honeywort, or stone parsley) is an herbaceous perennial plant with small rounded leaves and tiny white blooms. Unusual in the USA, it is a common ingredient in Asian cuisine as a garnish or (the seeds) as sprouts. The stems and leaves have a vague celery like flavor. The plant is also used as a medicinal to treat womens complaints or as a tonic herb.

Propagation is most often done by sowing seeds, though existing plants can be dug and separated. Seeds should be sown in pots, trays or a bed prepared with a soiless seed starting medium (1 part sphagnum peat moss to 1 part sand is fine). Sow the seed and cover lightly. Maintain temperature at about 70F and keep the medium moist, but not soggy. When seedlings reach 2 inches in height, transplant to larger containers or, if outdoor temperatures remain above 55F, you may set the transplants in an outdoor prepared area/ Seeds may also be sown directly outdoors in a prepared bed when outdoor temperatures remain above 55F.

Cryptotaenia Japonica Atropurpurea Japanese parsley  Atropurpurea - Cryptotaenia japonica Atropurpurea - Perfectly goregeous foliage plant with bronze leaves and tiny white blooms. Very uncommon Full or partial sun Height: 16 inches Hardy to -20F (-28.8C)
#5749   Packet   $10.00   Approximately 25 seeds


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