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9386 Congress Street Ext
Trumansburg, NY, 14886
United States


Edible Acres is a permaculture nursery and food forest farm located in Trumansburg, NY.  Focused on perennial, hardy, useful, edible and resilient plants, we use low and no tech solutions to grow out hundreds of different types of plants for our community and beyond!  We're excited to share what we do with you!

Mint Root / Crosnes / Chinese Artichoke

Plants for Fall 2019 Shipping

Your order placed now will be collected, carefully packaged and shipped as bare root plants as soon as we enter dormancy this fall. This normally begins mid to late October and into early November. We’ll email you shipping confirmation and tracking details as soon as they ship! Since our nursery is outdoors and based on nature our timing is dependent on the weather.

TIP: Use the tags above to help filter our offerings by characteristic (ie. click on ‘fruit’ to find any fruit bearing plants we offer, etc.) As we add more and more it is a helpful way to find a plant to fit your goals…

Mint Root / Crosnes / Chinese Artichoke


Mint Root / Crosnes / Chinese Artichoke

from 8.00

Stachys Affinis
 Mint Root, Crosnes or Chinese Artichoke... Looks like a mint, although doesn't have a strong smell at all.  Resistant to browse like mint, but unique to this plant is tons of little white tubers formed underground you can enjoy fall through spring.  Dig them as you want them.  Shade tolerant, easy to grow, spreading but not in a scary way.  This is a fun plant to have and learn about!  Great potential for taller running ground cover for orchard contexts or under berry patches.  Simple push the mulch aside in the fall and winter to reveal the beautiful, strange little crunchy snacks!

2' when in full flower, generally almost a ground cover

Site Preference:
Seems tolerant of partial shade

Zone 4

Your purchase will get you at least one but most probably a few, rooted tubers ready to plant out and get established.  We include stringy roots as well to give you a lot to work with.

We are now offering a 'pack' for $20 which will give you enough roots (at least 5) to plant a solid little starter patch of plants.

Mint Root:
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