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Szeschuan Buttons (Acmella oleracea)

Szechuan Buttons
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



Well-drained soil



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

    1. 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, and I can chat to you about the seeds.

      1. Excellent! I have sent you an email to
        If you don’t get it please let me know 🙂

  2. Hey have you got any of these seeds for sale? Please let me know. Cheers and thank you.

  3. Hi there, do you sell dried buzz flowers?
    If not, do you have any fresh flowers for sale?
    How long does it take to grow a crop from the seeds please?
    Thank you

  4. Hello
    Do you have any seeds or plant of the SZESCHUAN BUTTONS (ACMELLA OLERACEA) that I can purchase please.
    I am in Kumeu, Auckland so I’m not sure how well the plants would travel but would appreciate trying.
    Thanking you in advance.
    Rochelle Roberts

  5. Hey do you have any seeds or buds for this plant?

    1. Not presently sorry, Josh. Seeds available through Sentinels Seed Group hopefully in Spring.

  6. Hi
    Do you still have seeds of the Szechuan Button??
    Or do you know where can I get some ?


  7. Looking for Spilanthes seed – toothache plant. Any available? Many thanks!

    1. Hi there Raewyn, yes both spilanthes plants and seeds currently available from the online shop:

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