Longevity Spinach (Gynura procumbens)
Longevity Spinach is a fast-growing perennial vegetable-like herb in the Daisy family. It grows effortlessly and makes a beautiful trailing ground cover or shrubby hedge in any garden. As if that wasn't dreamy enough, Longevity Spinach also has several culinary and medicinal uses, making it an essential herb in your edible landscape! Long succulent leaves and young shoots are generally the consumed edible parts of the plant, but it also produces beautiful yellow dandelion-like flowers.
Longevity Spinach is native to China, Southeast Asia, and parts of Africa where it's known locally as Sambungal or Sambung Nyawa which translates into English as "Life Extender". This tropical to sub-tropical plant loves the heat and tolerates a variety of different soils and light conditions. Longevity Spinach is easy to propagate and grows quickly from cuttings. You'll have plenty to share with your friends and neighbors in no time!