The Mushroom Herb or Mushroom Plant is a bushy perennial plant native to New Guinea, and its name comes from its mushroom taste. With a higher protein content than mushrooms, and packed full vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin c, and iron, it proves to be a healthy alternative to regular mushrooms. The crunchy leaves can be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches, or cooked in egg based dishes like omelets and quiches, as well as in soups and stir fries, but add towards the end of cooking to ensure full flavour. A must for any mushroom lover!
Best grown in rich fertile soil, in part shade, the Mushroom Plant grows to about 60cm tall, and produces sky blue flowers in Spring. This plant will tolerate a dry position, but watered well will thrive. The mushroom plant is also frost tender.
3″/7cm pot size.
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