Eyeball/Toothache Plant Seeds

A very unusual accent plant that will numb your mouth!

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$2.50

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AKA Para Cress. Astonishing golden globes with rich red-bronze eyes perched on mounds of bronze-green foliage. A very unusual accent plant. Spilanthol, a chemical with effective local anesthetic action has been identified in the plant. This action works surprisingly fast. If you have a toothache and rub a leaf on the gum area of the toothache, the area tingles and then goes numb within a few seconds.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Acmella oleracea
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 9b: to 30F, USDA Zone 10a: to 35F, USDA Zone 10b: to 40F, USDA Zone 11a: to 45F
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Bright Yellow, Red
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Aromatic, Evergreen, Grown for Foliage
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50