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Apr 12, 2015 6:22 AM CST
|I really enjoy this plant. I started with a small division a few years ago and they have gradually commandeered a 15x6 foot swath but I'm not ready to rein them in yet. I did not know they were edible. Presumably young leaves treated like spinach? Or just stalks, like rhubarb?|
Apr 12, 2015 10:08 AM CST
|That quite a patch Alana! Do they crowd out neighbors?|
I've read both are edible. @Horseshoe provided the incentive to give them a try so I cooked some petioles, like rhubarb. There wasn't much new growth at the time so I'll give them another try.
Apr 13, 2015 4:17 AM CST
|Mine are in difficult dry shade where not much else grows except on the periphery. They have co-mingled on the edges with geraniums and hostas but so far those are holding their own. They get mowed with the lawn where they have crept into it. The yellow variegation makes the mat that has formed looked like a splash of sunlight. If they keep going I think mowing will suffice, but I could be wearing my rose colored spectacles. |
They are getting pretty large so I guess if I am going to try eating them I should do so soon. Curious now, so I will give it a try also.
Apr 13, 2015 9:32 AM CST
|I hope you can post a photo when it's leafed out. Sounds beautiful.|
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