Native Region: Coastal Portugal
Zone Range: 07-10
Preferred Climate: Sunny temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 11 October, 2016
Seed count: 30-40
Although this close relative of common thrift looks like a perennial, this Portuguese species is actually a very small shrub. It has lance-shaped green leaves and bears white or pale pink flowerheads on stems 10-20 inches long in summer.
Sow seed in containers in a coldframe in autumn or spring. Grow in well-drained soil of average fertility. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.