| Samphire |
| Crithmum maritimum|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 8-10) |
| When to Sow: Spring
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate |
| (Sea fennel)
Aromatic herb found growing along European seashores. Succulent leaves are delicious boiled with salt and pickled in vinegar and spices. Herbalists have long extolled the beneficial effects of pickled samphire on the digestive system. Has potential in the treatment of obesity. Good diuretic. Does best in sandy or gravelly soil. Height 30-60cm/1-2ft.