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Claytonia perfoliata
Spring Beauty, Winter Purslane, Palsingat
  • Hardy to Zone 6
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 63%
  • Approximately 200 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Miner's lettuce is a succulent cold-hardy leafy green. It is a sought after wild green native to western North America. It tastes mild and juicy, and is excellent raw or cooked.

The plant was eaten by miners to prevent scurvy in the California Gold Rush. The leaves, stems, and flowers are edible, and are an excellent source of vitamin C. It can be eaten in winter and spring. Miners lettuce prefers to grow in shady, moist areas. Try growing in an unheated cold frame over the winter for continuous harvests. Snip off the stems and it will regrow.

This plant is tough, surviving snow and frost. It does tend to get bitter as the weather gets hot. It will self seed if allowed to flower, and establish a robust carpet that will come back year after year. It makes an excellent edible groundcover.

While it is technically an annual, miner's lettuce acts as a perennial given that it self seeds easily.


50% of sales from this variety go to Sovereign Seeds, an Indigenous-led initiative dedicated to the revitalization of Indigenous seed and food sovereignty in so-called Canada. 

Growing Instructions

Direct sow shallowly throughout the spring and late summer. Or start in flats or pots in spring and transplant out. Be very careful not to damage the roots when transplanting.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.

 

Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.

 

Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.

 

Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

 

If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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