Paracress, Toothache Plant, Electric Daisy, Electric Buttons, Buzz Buttons, Peek-A-Boo, Eyeball Plant Acmella oleracea - Spilanthes oleracea , Spilanthes acmella

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Acmella oleracea

Family:

Compositae

Genus:

Acmella

Species:

oleracea

Common Name:

Paracress, Toothache Plant, Electric Daisy, Electric Buttons, Buzz Buttons, Peek-A-Boo, Eyeball Plant

Seeds Per Pound:
1,861,400
Quantity:
1.93 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
796
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
12-15 inches
Collection Locale:
Holland
Crop Year:
2014
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
annual
In Stock: 1.93 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
59.50
1 oz
99.95
1 lb
999.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, requires light for germination.
In a Nutshell:
* The leaves and flower heads contain an analgesic agent spilanthol used to numb toothache.
* I just watched a You Tube video of a woman eating 1/4 of a flower. She describes it as "like popping candy" and "little needles poking the top of your mouth".
* These curiosities are well worth growing, if only for the conversation factor! more...
* The buds are known as "buzz buttons", "Szechuan buttons", "sansho buttons", and "electric buttons"
* It is frost-sensitive but perennial in warmer climates. more...