Szechuan Buttons

Szeschuan Buttons (Acmella oleracea)

Szechuan Buttons
Szechuan Buttons

Szechuan buttons are also known as electric daisies, or toothache plant. They come from Brazil and are perennial in warmer climates, but die off in frost or very cold conditions. They are used as a medicinal remedy in various parts of the world, and have culinary uses too – among which is the very fun factor of the flower sending an electric tingling feeling through your mouth before gently numbing it!

 Size: height 25cm spread 30cm
 Position: full sun

Full sun

 

cultivate

Well-drained soil

 Uses:

culinaryEdible

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3 Comments

  1. Do you know of anywhere in nz to purchase this plant or its seeds?

    1. Author

      Robert, thanks for your inquiry – I sure do know of somewhere you can purchase the plants and the seeds – MeadowSweetHerbs! 🙂 🙂 I have seeds at the moment, but not plants, as it is just a tad too cold to propagate from seeds right now, and all the stock I had left after this season, had already gone to seed and died down. But contact me on info@meadowsweet.co.nz, and I can chat to you about the seeds.

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