Herbs Spilanthes

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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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.


Well-drained soil.



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.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Spilanthes oleracea

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Spilanthes oleracea

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

90 - 100 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).


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