This Japanese herb, commonly known as Ashitaba or “Tomorrow’s Leaf”, has leaves that are highly nutritious as well as having a myriad of medicinal properties. It is quite ornamental, with bold glossy bold foliage on plants that reach over 3′ tall. Ashitaba is a plant for cool, moist conditions in zones 7-10. It will behave as a biennial if allowed to flower (umbels of greenish white florets) and set seed, but will continue to produce foliage shoots if you remove the flower stalks. Accompanying illustration will be replaced as soon as can get a good photo.
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