Okinawan Spinach (Gynura crepioides)

Okinawan Spinach (Gynura crepioides)

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Okinawan Spinach is a perennial medicinal herb that's cultivated like a veggie.  It's native to China, Thailand, and Myanmar and is a member of the daisy family.  Okinawa Spinach is very closely related to another Sow Exotic fave, Longevity Spinach

Bi-color bright purple and green leaves and young shoots can be harvested year round.  Leaves have a crisp succulent, spinach like texture. They can be eaten fresh, stir-fried, blanched, steamed or as a tea and are very popular in Asian cuisine.  Nutritionally, Okinawan Spinach is rich in iron and potassium, calcium, vitamin A.  It also has a high content of Proanthocyanidin, which is being researched for it's ability to offer antioxidant protection against heart disease and cancer.

Okinawan Spinach is a very easy perennial veggie to grow and will thrive in nearly any condition. It is fast-growing and spreads quickly.  We recommend both Okinawan and Longevity Spinach to all new and experiences gardeners. 

Plant Type

Perennial Herb; dense shrubby ground cover habit

Harvest Season
Year-Round

Flowers in Spring

Mature Size
1-2 ft

Soil & Moisture
Prefers well-draining soil with ample water and nutrients

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation

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Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb; dense shrubby ground cover habit

Harvest Season: Year-round, flowers in the Spring

Mature Size: Up to 1-2 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Prefers well-draining soil with ample water and nutrients

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

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