Rock Samphire

Rock Samphire

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certified organic cert number 22013

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 20 40cm
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Rock Samphire Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilisers

Rock Samphire
Botanical Name:
Crithmum maritimum

 Rock Samphire, also known as Sea Fennel, is a perennial plant native to the coasts of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, which has adapted to other coastal areas around the world. It belongs to the Apiaceae or carrot family.

This robust plant typically grows up to 50cm in height, with a stout, greenish-brown, branching stem. The leaves are succulent and aromatic, divided into linear segments, resembling the foliage of some types of ferns. In summer, it produces clusters of tiny, yellow-green flowers that turn into small, oblong, ridged fruits.


Rock Samphire has been recognized and used since ancient times. It's often mentioned in the literature; notably, Shakespeare referenced it in "King Lear." In the past, it was also collected and pickled or used in salads and soups. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Rock Samphire was commercially harvested and exported from the Isle of Wight, where it grew abundantly.


Growing Conditions Rock Samphire thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. Due to its coastal origins, it can tolerate poor, sandy, or stony soil conditions and survive in areas with high salt levels. While it's highly adapted to seaside conditions, it doesn't survive well in regions with heavy frost.


Culinary Use Rock Samphire has a crisp texture and a unique flavour described as a blend of carrot, celery, and the sea - tangy and slightly spicy. It can be used fresh in salads, steamed like asparagus, or cooked in soups and stews. Its aromatic leaves often flavour fish and other seafood dishes, reflecting its maritime heritage. It can also be pickled or used to infuse spirits and vinegar.


Medicinal Use Traditionally, Rock Samphire has been used for its diuretic, digestive, and detoxifying properties.

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We cannot send plants to Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We can send plants to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, ACT.

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Thursday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

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Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

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