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Tragopogon porrifolius 'Giant' (Salsify 'Giant')

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skill rating
4 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Tragopogon porrifolius 'Giant'

Other names

Salsify 'Giant'

Genus

Tragopogon Tragopogon

Variety or Cultivar

'Giant' _ 'Giant' is a perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual. It has lacy green foliage and in summer forms long conical white edible roots that taste like oysters and asparagus.


Tragopogon porrifolius 'Giant' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rooting

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

White blister White blister

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Tragopogon porrifolius 'Giant' (Salsify 'Giant') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, stone-free soil in full sun. Do not grow salsify in soil which has been manured during the past year. Dig soil over in the autumn and prepare bed in spring with general purpose fertilizer 1-2 weeks before sowing.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Tragopogon porrifolius 'Giant'

Other names

Salsify 'Giant'

Genus

Tragopogon Tragopogon

Variety or Cultivar

'Giant' _ 'Giant' is a perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual. It has lacy green foliage and in summer forms long conical white edible roots that taste like oysters and asparagus.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rooting


Colour

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

White blister

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Tragopogon porrifolius 'Giant' (Salsify 'Giant') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in deep, fertile, stone-free soil in full sun. Do not grow salsify in soil which has been manured during the past year. Dig soil over in the autumn and prepare bed in spring with general purpose fertilizer 1-2 weeks before sowing.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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