Pineapple Flowers
Helenium aromaticum
Uses: Culinary/Aromatic/Beverage/Medicinal Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
(Pineapples; Manzanilla del cerro) Scented of pineapples, apples, mangoes and strawberry all in one! Fascinating native herb of Chile. When brushed against or squeezed it releases a startling pineapple scent with hints of apple, mango and strawberry. Traditionally used as a tea for fevers and indigestion, it is now a rising star in the fragrance industry in products such as soaps and it is used in food products such as processed cheeses, candies, vinegars, soft drinks, infused wines and vermouth. In the kitchen it can be added to marinades, sauces, pastries, jellies, pickles, and to fish and vegetable dishes, but it can be bitter and is best used sparingly. A pinch goes a long way. Combined with echinacea, mint, lemon balm and calendula it also makes an excellent antibacterial and immune-boosting first-aid medicine for the family. Easy to grow in any sunny garden. Produces a sea of tiny yellow pompom flowers from June to September. Ht. 40-60cm (16-24in).
S4487-500 Seeds $3.75/pkt
S4487-500 Bulk Seeds $28.00/10g, $192.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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