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Acmella oleracea ‘Peek-A-Boo’

Eyeball Plant

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Features

  • Height0.35m
  • Spread0.75m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing or Mound
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow, burgundy
  • Leaf ColourDark bronze-green

Description

Acmella oleracea ‘Peek-A-Boo’ ( Eyeball Plant). Also known as Spilanthes oleracea 'Peek-A-Boo'. A rich yellow daisy-like plant, which is a tender perennial, although often grown as an annual. The flowers are ball shaped and a deep yellow, with a central burgundy eye. They are held on olive coloured stems over dark bronze-green, deeply veined, ovate and toothed leaves. A mounding and trailing plant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Americas

Interest and use

Suitable for warm, sunny informal borders. An edible plant; the flower buds can be eaten in salads.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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