Average Packet Content 220 seeds
Developed by James Wong - Believe it or not, these pretty little daisy flowers have a big surprise - they taste like citrus with a jolt of electricity! Their fizzy electric buzz effect is like nothing you will have tasted before. Similar to popping candy, cloves, or a 9 volt battery, this unusual sensation is perfect for spicing up your cooking, bringing an unexpected zing to a dessert or sorbet, or adding a mouth-tingling twist to a glamorous cocktail. Stunning as bedding plants in any garden. Snip flowers off when they reach full colour, but only try a few petals! The more you snip, the more flowers will come. Origin: Brazil. Latin name: Acmella oleracea. Tastes like: Citrus with a jolt of electricity!
Pop one of these unassuming little yellow flowers in your mouth and you will soon find out how it got its range of colourful common names; everything from ‘buzz buttons’ to ‘toothache plant’. An initial burst of citrus tang is quickly followed by a curious, tingly sensation - like a jolt of electricity - that fills your whole mouth, ending in a mild local anaesthesia that can last for up to 15 minutes!
This fizzy ‘space dust’-like effect - which some have likened to licking a 9 volt battery - is produced by the plant’s high levels of a pain-relieving agent called spilanthol, explaining its traditional use in treating toothache, mouth ulcers & sore throats for centuries. Spilanthol's muscle relaxing effects have even meant that an extract of the plant has found its way into high-end face creams that claim to have a natural 'botox' effect. Sow: March-April. Harvest: June-October.
Full growing instructions on seed packet. Sow your seeds in shallow trays of compost in a propagator early spring and leave on a warm windowsill to germinate. Pot them on into small pots when they get to about 5cm (2") high & finally transfer them into their final growing positions outdoors in late May (once any danger of frost has passed). They like rich, well-drained soil. Perfect for pots and tubs, these plants will grow quickly, producing 30-40cm (12-16") of bright green foliage and yellow button-like flowers right through the summer. To promote bushy growth keep the growing tips regularly pinched back. To avoid any slug & snail damage mulch the surface of the pots with sharp gravel; the rough, scratchy surface is a deterrent to these soft bellied critters! Although unlikely to survive a UK winter outdoors, the plant is extremely easy to start each year from seed. Alternatively, lift it in the late autumn, pot it up and treat it as a houseplant, or take several cuttings in pots of compost on a warm windowsill and plant these back out the following spring.
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Electric Daisy Seeds
Average Packet Content 220 seeds
These are our best value plugs plants. These 5cm plugs are great for confident gardeners and should be potted on before planting out.
Great value, robust plug plants for easy handling and care. These 7cm tall plants need potting on but provide a brilliant balance between value and effort.
Requiring little effort, these 9cm tall plug plants are ready to plant in the ground, once the threat of frosts has passed, kick starting your summer bedding display.
We nurture cuttings into these 12cm super plugs for you, offering fantastic value and very little effort. Plant out or pot on for the best results.
Our 9cm potted plants are amazing value and will give your garden a spectacular summer boost. Plant out or pot on for the best results.
Our supersized range of bedding plants will add a huge amount of colour and style to your garden, grown to provide instant impact from delivery!