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Summer Leafy Greens Pack   Surinam Spinach   Tahitian Spinach  
Leafy greens are available seasonally. These are hardy perennial plants mainly suitable for warmer temperate, sub-tropical and tropical areas. Gardeners in cooler areas should only order in spring. Some of the plants are also available as seed.
Preparing your planting area ahead of time is very worthwhile - for detailed growing notes, click the link next to each plant.
List of all plant growing information
Not to NORFOLK ISLAND, NT, SA, TAS or WA
SORRY but due to quarantine restrictions between Australian States no plants at all can be ordered by residents of Norfolk Island, Tasmania and Western Australia. These restrictions are very important as they prevent the spread of plant pests and diseases. No potatoes, garlic, shallots, strawberries or tubestock can be sent to South Australia. No tubestock can be sent to Northern Territory.
Aibika UT
Abelmoschus manihot formerly Hibiscus manihot
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. hibiscus spinach, bele, hibiscus manihot, lettuce tree, Queensland greens, laupele
A short-lived perennial shrub in the sub tropics and the tropics but an annual in cooler climates. It grows to 2 - 3 m high with large, nearly round, soft green leaves. The young leaves and young shoots may be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, stir-fried or added to soups. The leaves contain mucilage, which can give a slightly slimy feel in the mouth. More info on growing aibika...

Provided as tubestock.
GA116
GA117Save $3.90
Betel Leaf UT
Piper sarmentosum
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
An evergreen, perennial creeper with shiny heart-shaped leaves. It is used raw in a salad or as a wrapping for snacks, the older leaves can be steamed or stir-fried. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas only. More info on growing betel leaf...

Provided as tubestock.
GB102
GB105Save $3.90
Brazilian Spinach UT
Alternanthera sissoo
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Poor Man's Spinach, Samba Lettuce, Sissoo Spinach
A low growing perennial leaf vegetable, which forms a neat mound. It is used cooked as spinach substitute. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas only. This is a good tasting wet-season green leafy vegetable. This is one of those plants often mentioned in garden magazines but rarely available for sale. More info on growing Brazilian spinach...
Provided as tubestock.
GB100
GB103Save $1.90
Ceylon Spinach UT
Basella spp
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Malabar Spinach
Attractive climbing vegetable, leaves are rich in vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll, eaten raw or cooked; perennial in the tropics. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas.

Provided in mini pots.
GC112
GC113Save $1.90

Are you looking for Ceylon spinach seed?
Cranberry Hibiscus UT
Hibiscus acetosella
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. African rosemallow, false roselle, maroon mallow, Florida cranberry
A short-lived perennial shrub for the subtropics and tropics; grown as an annual in cooler climates. It has deeply cut, cranberry red, edible leaves that can be used raw or cooked. More info on growing cranberry hibiscus...

Provided as tubestock.
GC109
GC120Save $3.90
Ice Plant Crystal Leaf UT
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Sea Fig
Native to South Africa this unique salad plant does well in arid areas and coastal regions, as it is very salt-tolerant. The thick, succulent, slightly salty tasting leaves appear to be coated in glistening ice crystals. It is a biennial or perennial, low growing matting plant, 10 - 15 cm high. It can be used as a savoury garnish or in salads. It is very heat tolerant so makes a good summer green for hot weather. It also does well in a container or hanging basket. Suitable for temperate and subtropical areas.
Provided in mini pots.
GI100
GI101Save $1.90

Available as seed...
Kangkong UT
Ipomoea aquatica
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Water Spinach
Ground-hugging, Thai vegetable that likes moist soil; young leaves, stems and tips are delicious cooked in a stir-fry or steamed. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas.
Provided in mini pots.
GK101
GK103Save $1.90

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Katuk Sweetleaf UT
Sauropus androgynous
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Katuk Sweetleaf is a perennial, shrubby plant with small red flowers and purple fruit. It can grow to 2 metres tall. A popular vegetable in Asia it is often grown as a hedge around rice paddies. The tender leaves have a pea-like flavour and are 49% protein. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads; older leaves, small flowers and pea-size fruits are steamed. Add to stir-fry, egg and rice dishes, soups or casseroles. It is suitable for subtropical (frost-free) and tropical areas only and enjoys partial shade to full sun.
Provided as tubestock.
GK105
GK106Save $3.90
Lagos Spinach UT
Celosia argentea
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. quail grass, soko, celosia, feather cockscomb, velvet flower
An unusual annual leafy vegetable, it is easy to grow in most climate zones and is drought tolerant. There are few problems with pests or diseases. It is grown in many parts of the world especially Africa and Mexico. In Nigeria it is traditionally called 'soko yokoto', which means "make husbands fat and happy". The leaves, young stems and young flower buds are used cooked. The leaves have a soft texture and a mild spinach-like taste. It is known to self-sow. Suitable for temperate, subtropical and tropical areas.
Provided in mini pots.
GL123
GL124Save $1.90

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Lebanese Cress UT
Aethionema cordifolium
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Stonecress
Lebanese Cress is a low growing to 25 cm high, spreading, perennial herb which is very easy to grow. It likes moist conditions and partial shade. It makes an attractive ground cover with fern-like leaves but be aware it can cover quite a large area so don't plant it where it will become a problem. If space is limited grow it in a pot or saucer. It is a good addition to salads, can be used as a garnish or in soups.
Provided in mini pots.
GL114
GL119Save $1.90
Mushroom Plant UT
Rungia klossii
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Acanth Spinach, Shombay, Moku, Tani, Kenkaba
Native to Papua New Guinea, this is a superb tropical green. It is low growing and attractive and will tolerate partial shade. It gets its common name from the slight mushroom flavour of the leaves. The dark green, shiny leaves are ornamental with a lighter marking. The leaves are nutritious, containing iron, Beta-carotene and vitamin C. The leaves and stems are eaten raw in salads or cooked as a green vegetable in stir-fries. Mushroom Plant will tolerate most soils although it prefers a moderate to rich loam, it dislikes waterlogging. It will survive light frosts with only slight damage. This plant is rarely available for sale. More info on growing Mushroom Plant...

Provided as tubestock.
GM100
GM103Save $1.90
Okinawa Spinach UT
Gynura crepioides
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn Hong tsoi, Okinawa lettuce
Okinawa spinach is a dense, low growing plant to 70 cm high. Easily the most low maintenance perennial leaf vegetable; it is a hardy plant and relatively pest-free. Thriving in warm, wet conditions Okinawa spinach does best in subtropical and tropical areas; it is sensitive to frost. An attractive plant with shiny leaves that are green on top and purple underneath; the flowers are very small and orange. It grows best in full sun to partial shade. It needs ample water, rich, fertile well-drained soil that is kept mulched and prefers a pH of between 6.1 and 6.5. More info on growing Okinawa Spinach...
Provided as tubestock.
GO103
GO104Save $3.90
Peruvian Parsnip UT
Arracacia xanthorrhiza
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn Andean parsnip, apio criollo, arracacha, arrecate
A perennial root vegetable, native to the Andes in South America, is suited to many areas of Australia. It produces large creamy-white roots similar in size to a carrot with a delicious flavour. The tops can be used in a similar way to celery. Suitable for warm temperate to subtropical areas in well-drained soils.
More info on growing Peruvian parsnip...

Provided as tubestock.
GP100
Sambung Nyawa UT
Gynura procumbens
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Mollucan Spinach, Leaves of the Gods, Akar Sebiak, Daun Dewa, Kelemai Merah, Bai Bing Ca
Sambung is a bushy perennial plant to 80 cm high with yellowish orange thistle-like flowers, it is a close relative of Okinawa Spinach. It needs regular trimming to make the plant bushy. The leaves are green and fleshy and said to taste like green beans. The young leaves and shoots can be eaten fresh in salads or steamed like spinach. Sambung traditionally has many medicinal uses and is reputed to extend life which is why it is called 'Leaves of the Gods'. It is also a useful forage plant for poultry. It grows well in partial shade in the subtropics and tropics. In temperate areas it would need winter protection.
Provided as tubestock.
GS167
GS168Save $3.90

Sorrel - Garden 'De Belleville' UT
Rumex acetosa
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Common Sorrel, English Sorrel
'De Belleville' is a French heirloom cultivated since the 1600's. A perennial plant with arrow-shaped, pale green leaves to 8 cm long. The flavour is tangy and lemony, the texture is smooth and crisp. Use it as a salad green or to add zest to fish, eggs or potatoes. Traditionally the French use it in soup and in Greece it is mixed with spinach to make spanakopita. Nutritionally it contains vitamins A and C; minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium.

Provided in mini pots.
GS148
GS149Save $1.90

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Sorrel 'Red Vein' UT
Rumex sanguineus
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
'Red Vein' has bright green leaves with contrasting dark red stems and veins. It is a herbaceous, hardy perennial to 30 cm high. The flavour is sharp, tangy and lemony, the texture is smooth and crisp. It is mainly used as a salad green or baby leaf as the older leaves become tough. It also makes a beautiful garnish. Choose a position in partial shade; preferred soil is fertile and well drained.

Provided in mini pots.
GS146
GS147Save $1.90

Are you looking for Sorrel 'Red Vein' seed?
Summer Leafy Greens Pack
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
1 tubestock each of:
Brazilian Spinach,
Mushroom Plant and
Surinam Spinach.

Provided as tubestock.
GS126
3 plants for the price of 2, save $7.95
Surinam Spinach UT
Talinum triangulare
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
Syn. Waterleaf, Surinam Purslane, Philippine spinach, Florida spinach
Surinam spinach has bright green, slightly tangy, crunchy leaves and dainty pink flowers. It is related to purslane and so contains oxalic acid. It is ornamental enough to use in a flower garden. Use it raw in salads or tossed in at the end of a stir-fry. Although it is an annual it self-sows quite readily and will root very easily from stems just stuck into the ground, so it is easy to keep a continuous supply. It is a low bushy plant between 30 and 100 cm tall. It grows and thrives in partial shade and high soil moisture. More info on growing Surinam spinach...


Provided as tubestock.
GS119
GS127Save $1.90
Tahitian Spinach UT
Colocasia esculenta
Not to Norfolk Island, NT, SA, TAS or WA
syn. Celery Stem Taro
This particular taro was developed for its yield of edible leaves and stems rather than its roots. The leaves and leaf stems are eaten as a cooked, green vegetable; the stems are widely used as a celery substitute in tropical areas. Taro should never be eaten raw. This hardy plant is widely adaptable in subtropical and tropical areas. More info on growing Tahitian spinach...
Provided as tubestock.
GT111
GT117Save $1.90
Tropical Food Gardens: A Guide to Growing Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables in Tropical and Sub-tropical Climates
Leonie Norrington 2001 (AUS)
This excellent book is written in an informative, conversational style that is engaging and funny. Beautiful hand-painted graphics accompany the witty prose. This is easily the best book we have come across for northern gardeners. 160pp

BT100

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Not to NORFOLK ISLAND, NT, SA, TAS or WA
SORRY but due to quarantine restrictions between Australian States no plants at all can be ordered by residents of Norfolk Island, Tasmania and Western Australia. These restrictions are very important as they prevent the spread of plant pests and diseases. No potatoes, garlic, shallots, strawberries or tubestock can be sent to South Australia. No tubestock can be sent to Northern Territory.

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