Glebionis coronaria. Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum is commonly known as tong hao in Chinese, shungiku in Japanese, ssukgat in Korean and cải cúc or tần ô in Vietnamese. The mildly bitter leaves of this annual are frequently used in Japanese recipes. The flowers, which grow to around 1.3m (4') tall, are various shades of yellow, and are also edible - outstanding additions to salads or any other food if used as a garnish. Grow Frilly Edible Chrysanthemum Shungiku seeds as you would an ornamental flower, in rich, well-drained soil, and the sometimes bicoloured flowers will bloom from spring to fall. Grows well in cool coastal gardens!
Matures in 45 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
Salad greens are usually picked at an immature size and coaxed into regrowing several times. They are a perfect choice for container gardening, as long as a good soil mixture is in place. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Mescluns and Salad Greens Guide and grow great salad all year long.