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Hablitzia tamnoides

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Hablitzia tamnoides is a rare perennial herbaceous climber with edible leaves native to the Caucasus. The leaves and young shoots can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach. It likes moist conditions and will grow in a shady spot. It is related to beets in the family Amaranthaceae but is the only species in the genus Hablitzia.

Hablitzia tamnoides | Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.45 litres
£5.00

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Plant Finder: about Hablitzia tamnoides

Common names

Caucasian spinach, Scandinavian spinach

Description

Hablitzia tamnoides (Caucasian spinach). A dense, fast growing climber in spring/early summer with edible leaves, ideal for a forest garden.

Has heart shaped lower leaves with long stalks and small, green, profuse but insignificant flowers a little like Lady's Mantle.

Became popular in Scandinavia in the 19th century first as an attractive climber, then for its good crop of mild edible leaves. Little known outside Scandinavia, but gaining recognition as an easy-to-grow perennial vegetable plant.

Interest and use

A reliable, perennial with leaves and stalks that can be used like spinach in pies, pizzas, curries, vegetable dishes etc.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • WaterMoist

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