Murnong (Microseris lanceolata), packet of 10 seeds, organic

(5 customer reviews)

$3.95

Family: Asteraceae

Hardy to: 20 degrees F

(Yam Daisy, Native Dandelion) Taprooted, short-lived herbaceous perennial native to Australia and Tasmania.  These have a peculiar flowering habit, wherein the pendulous bud rises up to flower, then drops down like a gooseneck, only to arise again to present the seeds to the wind.  Our’s is the larger, Australian form of the plant.  This is a fast-disappearing food plant of the indigenous peoples, who roasted the swollen taproots in pits in much the same way that the first-nations peoples of North America cooked Camas bulbs. The best time for digging the roots is when flowering is finished for the season and the plant dies back down to the crown, but really, you can dig and enjoy them any time. The fresh roots, when bruised, give forth a milky latex very similar to dandelion, and the fresh roots taste similar to Dandelion roots, but better in that they are crunchy, not fibrous.  Upon roasting, the roots become sweeter.  Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil.  Sow in spring, planting seed point down into potting soil, tamping well and keeping evenly moist and warm until germination. Our experiments show that Murnong grows well in pots, which may be a wise way to grow the plant if your winters are cold. Very easy to start from seed and a surprisingly adaptable perennial foodplant.

10 seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Steven

    Murnong grew well

    Steven (verified owner)

    Plants grew well, the ones in pots did better at first. They were transplanted when the garden planted seeds starting doing better. I would suggest not planting closer then six inches apart. Have been collecting seeds, excited to see how they will do! I’m sure Richo will have more soon. (Parts of California poppy, Jerusalem artichoke, burdock, celery, and Peruvian goldenberry are visible in the image.) 🙂

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    rossmmaloney

    I am very interested in growing some Murnong. Do you know if/when you will have more seeds??

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Ross, I had newly harvested murnong seeds in my hand this morning, I’ll update the inventory so you can purchase online. Cheers, richo

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    • Patrick Beissel

      Hi Richo,

      Do you still have murnong seeds available?

      Regards

      Patrick

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      I’m sorry, these are sold out for the nonce.

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    • Joe Oswald

      hi, i am keen to get some seeds, but above you note none atm, do you collect seed often, or do you think that there will be none available for quite a while?
      Thanks
      joe

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Earliest availability would be midsummer 2019. r

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    • Megan P

      Hi, I’d love to purchase some Murnong seeds as well. Can you let me know if you have any in stock? Thank you 🙂

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      OK!

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    • Sarah

      Hi – I’m keen to buy some Murnong seeds, could you let me know when you have them back in stock?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, of course, working on it. r

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    • J Duncan

      And how about getting a packet sent over to California when you get some more ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The mother plants are growing nicely, I’ll e-mail you when we have seeds.

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    • John

      Do you ship to California? If so, I’m curious as to when you might have more murnong in stock. Thank you.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      We ship seeds throughout the USA and internationally. We ship plants throughout the USA. If you click on the “waitlist” button you will be automatically notified when murnong seed comes back in stock, which will be very soon!

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