Tassel Flower (Emilia coccinea)

Annual
E. flammea. Cass. Cacalia coccinea. C. sagittata.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Tassel Flower
Emilia coccinea
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is said to be used medicinally for children, but the report gives no more details[240].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked[105]. Added to salads or used as a potherb[183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts[1, 200]. The seed can also be sown outdoors in situ in the middle of spring[1, 200].
An easily grown plant[1], succeeding in most well-drained soils in a sunny position[200]. An ideal plant for hot dry areas and coastal soils[188]. Plants flower better when growing on nutritionally poor soils, producing much lusher growth on rich soils[200]. They are drought tolerant once established[200]. Plants are not frost hardy, but succeed outdoors in Britain as a spring-sown annual[200]. Slugs can be a problem with this plant in a wet spring[200].
Tropical Asia.

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