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Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus – henricus)



Height: 18 inches
Aspect: Shade tolerant
Soil Type: Free draining
Uses: Culinary
Care: Keep well cropped and cover with a cloche in winter for continuous leaf supply
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 1 - see 'Description' tab below

Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus – henricus)

Good King Henry – Chenopodium bonus – henricus

Good King Henry – Chenopodium bonus – henricus is an ancient perennial with arrow shaped green leaves. Tiny yellow green flowers in summer. A member of the Chenopodium family along with Spinach and Beetroot.

Prefers a fertile, well drained soil in a sunny position. It is better to leave it a year after planting before harvesting so it can develop.

Medicinal and culinary properties.

There are many ways to enjoy Good King Henry. Treat the young shoots as asparagus and the leaves as spinach. It is also nutrient rich in iron, calcium and vitamins.


10 in stock

Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 1 – Fully hardy UK wide

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight.5 kg

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle



Greens, Olives, Rusts

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Soups, Vegetables


No Scent

Herb Group




Width / Spread

1-2 feet


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