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Spilanthes oleracea

Spilanthes oleracea - Peek-A-Boo-Plant


Spilanthes oleracea is known as Peek -A- Boo Plant because the flowers are round yellow balls with a red “eye” on top.  In addition to the unique flowers, ‘Peek-A-Boo’ has attractive bronzy, dark green foliage which is edible.    This annual is used in salads because of it’s pepper like flavor, and is also chewed for toothache because of it’s anesthetic properties, this is how it gets it’s other common name of Toothache Plant.  Spilanthes oleracea is a native to South America and is only hardy in warmer climates but is well worth growing as an annual for something different in your garden, reaching 12-18” in height and 12” wide.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 10-11
Plant Use: Flowering Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Water Requirements: Medium

Does well in Full Sun!Does well with partial sun.

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