Common Glasswort
Salicornia europaea

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Salicornia (sal-eye-KOR-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: europaea (yoo-ROH-pay-a) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Good Fall Color

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 11, 2012, soul_surfer from Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Thank you Sharilou for posting the link to 'victoriana' in the UK. They have a nice selection of several interesting and hard to find plants, but it turns out that they're not very helpful since they refuse to send even seeds outside the UK (not that I blame them mind you, but all the same again it's of little use to the rest of us).

There's apparently a firm in the NL that will wholesale this delicious but generally unknown culinary plant (outside N. Europe) but at a very steep price, so in essence there seems to be no reliable source outside of the UK, NL and other parts of the EU for now.

Hopefully that could change someday though, especially if chefs (& the rest of us) in the US & Canada get turned on to this prized and trendy culinary treat (that also yi... read more

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On Sep 9, 2011, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Also known as Marsh Samphire or Poor Man's Asparagus.
http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/vegetable_plants/samphire...