Silver Ocean

Mertensia maritima

Ornamental edible, salt-tolerant and very hardy perennial (Zones 2-8). Also known as Oysterleaf, Oysterplant and Sea bluebells. This edible plant for gourmets has silver-blue, greenish crispy leaves with the savory taste of fresh oysters. The low spreading habit makes it ideal for rock gardens, hanging baskets and mixed containers.

  • Ornamental edible perennial

  • Very winter hardy, salt-tolerant

  • Low spreading plant habit

  • Savory taste of fresh oysters

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Life cycle: perennial, USDA Zones 2-8
Use: pots, containers, rock gardens, flavored plants
Height in pot: 10 cm (4”)
Pot size: 10-15 cm (4-6”) pots, hanging baskets
Garden height: 20-25 cm (8-10”)
Garden spread: 30-40 cm (12-16”)
Seed count: 400 s/gram (11.500 s/oz)
Seed form: profi-seed

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