(Azorina vidalii)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Azorina vidalii

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw. An excellent sweet flavour, the leaves can be used like lettuce in salads, though the plant is not very productive[K]. It is important to only harvest individual side leaves, if the growing tip is harvested the shoot will usually die off[K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow in mid spring in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 4 weeks at 18¡c[138]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Requires a moist but very free-draining soil of medium fertility and a sunny position. This species is not very hardy outdoors in Britain, tolerating temperatures down to about 0¡c[260]. It can possibly be grown outdoors in the mildest areas of the country if given the protection of a sunny wall. A short-lived plant, tending to rot in humid conditions[260]. Flowers tend to be white on plants grown in greenhouses, but turn pink on outdoor plants[260].

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