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Samphire – Salicornia europaea



Ideal Pot Plant
Height: 4 inches
Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Well drained and sandy
Uses: Culinary
Care: Harvest in summer
Usually available: May to July
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 4 - see 'Description' tab below

Samphire – Salicornia europaea

Samphire – Salicornia europaea

Samphire – Salicornia europaea is an asparagus type vegetable. It grows wild in marshland areas. Delicious light salty taste (the taste of the sea!). Perfect when steamed and served with crushed black pepper and butter. We are lucky to be close to where this grows in the wild and we to eat this as often as possible. High in nutrients and a perfect accompaniment to fish or even just some roasted vegetables. A real culinary delight!

The plant is reasonably hardy but being a coastal plant, growing in temperatures above those of inland frosts, is is advisable to keep sheltered. It is also necessary to water occasionally using sea salt.



8 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 4 – Winter protection is advised

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


Life Cycle



Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Full Sun, Semi-Shade

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Fish, Omelettes, Pork, Red Meat & Game, Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Soups, Vegetables


Savory Spiced

Herb Group




Width / Spread

1-2 feet


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