Okinawa Spinach - Gynura CrepioidesBotanical Name
- $7.00 for the first item
- $2.00 each additional
Sun PreferencePartial Shade to Shade
USA ZoneZone 9
OKINAWA SPINACH – Gynura crepioides
Sub-tropcail , dense perennial vegetable that grows as groundcover. Has shiny leaves that are green on top and purple on the bottom.
Great in salads , or can be cooked ( but heat turns the leaves green) – really does not taste like spinach- has crisp , nutty taste.
Also purported to help lower cholesterol.
When grown in Hawaii, it attracts the Kamehameha butterfly
Best propagated from cuttings . If planted from seed it reverts to original all green plant , losing nice purple
COLD HARDINESS : ZONE 9 – IT FREEZES TO THE GROUND BUT COMES BACK IN THE SPRING.
FULL SUN , PARTIAL SHADE, BRIGHT SHADE
Plant for sale is currently growing in 4" pot. Picture is of average size plant for sale.