Running herb in the mint family, forms dense colonies. Produces crisp, waterchestnutty tubers that can be eaten fresh or cooked. Pink flowers. Collect tubers in the late fall early spring after foliage dies back. Re-sprouts from unharvested tubers each spring.
Scientific Name: Stachys affinis
Plant Hardiness Zone: 5
Fruit Size: Small root
Harvest: Spring / fall roots
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil Composition: Suitable for all soil types