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Chenopodium bonus-henricus

Good King Henry

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen-grey

Description

Chenopodium bonus-henricus (Good King Henry). An upright bushy perennial old vegetable native to Britain, very close to spinach. Leaves are green-grey and clustered spikes of yellow-green flowers appear in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Vegetable

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Culinary, open ground.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Fairly easy to grow.

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