Salsify 9cm pots (Tragopogon porrifolius)

Tragopogon porrifolius Narrow, grass like leaves. Purple flowers which only open in sunny weather in the mornings. Flowers: June-Aug. Requires: Sun Height: 30 – 60 cm  Like a purple goats beard


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It is commonly known as purple or common salsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Jerusalem star, goatsbeard or simply salsify (although these last two names are also applied to other species, as well).  In the United Kingdom it was initially grown for its flower and later became a mildly popular vegetable in the 18th century but then declined in popularity. The root is noted for tasting of oysters, from which the plant derives its alternative name of oyster plant; young roots can be grated for use in salads, but older roots are better cooked, and they are usually used in soups or stews