Perennial Buckwheat /Fagopyrum Dibotrys formally Polygonum Cymosum/
Perennial Buckwheat is a perennial herb growing to 1m with red, branching stems with triangular to heart-shaped, pointed, green leaves and tiny white flowers. It has a dense, fibrous root system close to the surface with a deep taproot.
Leaves are eaten raw or boiled/steamed and used like spinach.
Seed can be sprouted and eaten raw, or cooked and used as a cereal.
Temperate to subtropics.
Prefers a fertile well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade. Is frost-sensitive.
Propagation is by seed or division in Spring.
Can be divided at any time during the growing season
Leaves and seeds.
Risks and weed potential
It has been reported that this plant has some weed potential. It has invasive roots that spreading beneath the ground and self-seeds readily. Best grown in a large pot for containment.
Harvesting & Processing
Harvest leaves individually.