Herbs Spilanthes Lemon Drops

Lemon Drops

Spilanthes Seed

Product ID: 1766

Bright, solid-yellow flower heads the shape of gum drops.

Commonly known as toothache plant. Contains a natural analgesic which numbs the tongue and gums, relieving toothache pain. This numbing sensation arises from chewing either the flowers or leaves. The full, mounding habit is perfect for containers and bed plantings. Heat tolerant.

•Edible Flowers: Flowers, which have a spicy and citrus-like flavor, can be used as a garnish on ice cream and drinks.

Ht. 12-15". Avg. 120,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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$3.95
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500 Seeds

$7.45
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1,000 Seeds

$11.85
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5,000 Seeds

$55.60
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-7 days at 72-76°F (22-24°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Start seeds in flats about 6 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1/4" deep, and transplant to individual containers when the seedlings are large enough to handle. Transplant outside in the spring after the last frost.
Direct seed: In the spring, direct seed 1/4" deep as soon as the soil can be worked and after the last frost. Place 4-6 seeds together every 6" or sow about one seed per inch. Thin to one plant (or a clump of 2-3 seedlings) every 6-12" when seedlings are a couple of inches tall.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING: 12 -18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: The leaves can be picked at any time, but it is best to wait until after the plant has reached several inches in height. Continue picking leaves during and after blooming. Use fresh leaves for best flavor.

USES: Bedding plants, containers, and window boxes. Use leaves in salads.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Spilanthes oleracea
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
90 - 100 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Grows Well in Containers Edible Flowers