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Sculpit (Silene inflata) potted plant, organic

$7.50$19.95

Family:  Pink (Caryophyllaceae)

Generally considered to be a self-seeding annual, these will nonetheless perennialize in Zones 7 and up.  60 days to harvest, 100 days to flower.

(Stridolo) An Italian heirloom, with toothsome, lance-shaped leaves giving rise to sprays of delightful, inflated flowers to a height of 18 inches.  The inflated calyx is pink to green, and the flowers are purely white.  The fresh leaves are used to flavor risotto, omelettes and sauces.  The flavor is mild and may be likened to tarragon.  Given the unobtrusive nature of Sculpit, it works very well to companion with highly colored flowers such as Echinacea, violets, etc.  Harvest the leaves with scissors–they will soon regrow for another pick!  Space plants 1 foot apart.

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  1. Question

    Mary laura

    are the roots edible?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi there, no, it is the leaves that are edible. r

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    Alpa

    Will this self seed in MN zone 4?

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Yes, these are good self-seeders in almost any zone.

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    • twyla

      I’m Canada in Northwestern Ontario north of MN. Zone 2b 3b. And I have this growing here and there every year without me having a thing to do with it. Imagine my happiness a couple of years ago in learning it’s a great edible.

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    • Tammie Winkler

      I know you guys are swamped, but any clue when you might have this one in stock again? Thank you so much!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tammie,
      I didn’t know it was out of stock, I’ll check stock and re-enable if possible.
      Richo

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    • Michelle

      This is one of my favorite perennials. I live in 5B and it is first thing I harvest from my garden each year. I eat it as a spring green. I honestly thought it was a perennial in my zone – it seems to come back larger each year. It self-seeds generously and I’m not worried about ever running out of it. I actually make an effort to deadhead the flowers to control the self-seeding.

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    • Tammie Winkler (verified owner)

      Ricoh, I left the seed heads for my birds and most were taken. When cutting back the plant for spring I noticed I had some seed heads with seed still in them, any chance these might still be viable to give to a friend?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tammie, Sculpit (and all the maiden’s tears, actually) is pretty hard to hold back. My guess is that any seed left in the capsule will still be viable–I’d go for it! I was just weeding my home garden and noticed strong resurgence from last year’s planting–they’ve made perennial crowns. Richo

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