5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
This herbaceous perennial produces edible stems approximately 30 to 40cm in length which start light pink aging through red to green as they mature.
Depending on growing method, forced stems can be taken from December onwards, outdoor plants from April.
Lift crowns in autumn or spring, divide the rhizome into section with each containing a portion of the thick fleshy root & a growing point. Discard the old centre and any decayed parts. Replant straight away.
Traditionally grown in the vegetable or kitchen garden it can also be included in mixed borders to provide alternative & attractive foliage cover.
Used to flavour food and drinks.