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Top Rated Perennials For Edibility

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Agastache foeniculum

Anise Hyssop
PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft) by 0.4 m (1ft 4in)
frost hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
 
Althaea officinalis

Marsh Mallow
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.8 m (2ft 7in)
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
 
Amphicarpaea bracteata

Hog Peanut
PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 1.5 m (5ft)
fully hardy moist soil shade semi-shade
 
Amphicarpaea pitcheri

Hog Peanut
PERENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft)
 fully hardy moist soil shade semi-shade
       

Apios americana

Ground Nut
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 

Apios fortunei

PERENNIAL
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Apios priceana

PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft 10in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Campanula versicolor

Winter Squash
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in)
frost hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
 
       
Dioscorea batatas

Chinese Yam
PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft) by 1.5 m (5ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel
An evergreen Perennial growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in)
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
 
Fragaria vesca 'Semperflorens'

Alpine Strawberry
PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Fragaria x ananassa

Strawberry
PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
       
Hemerocallis fulva

Common Day Lily
PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1 m (3ft 3in)
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Hemerocallis middendorffii

Amur daylily
PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in)
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Hemerocallis middendorffii esculenta

PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in)
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Ipomoea batatas

Sweet Potato
PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 3 m (9ft 10in) at a fast rate
half hardy moist soil full sun
 
       
Lathyrus tuberosus

Earthnut Pea
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Lepidium meyenii

Maca
PERENNIAL growing to 0.05 m (0ft 2in) by 0.3 m (1ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Malva alcea

Vervain Mallow
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.8 m (2ft 7in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Malva moschata

Musk Mallow
PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) by 0.6 m (2ft)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
       
Oxalis tuberosa

Oca
PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft)
fully hardy moist soil full sun
 
Perideridia gairdneri

Yampa
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft)
frost hardy well drained soil moist soil wet soil semi-shade full sun
 
Phragmites australis

Common Reed
PERENNIAL growing to 3.6 m (11ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a fast rate
fully hardy moist soil wet soil water plant semi-shade full sun
 
Physalis peruviana

Goldenberry
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft)
frost hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
       
Psoralea esculenta

Breadroot
PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft)
fully hardy well drained soil moist soil full sun
 
Reichardia picroides

French Scorzonera
PERENNIAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft)
frost hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Rumex acetosa

Sorrel
PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Sagittaria latifolia

Duck Potato
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in)
fully hardy wet soil water plant full sun
 
       
Sagittaria sagittifolia

Arrow Head
PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in)
fully hardy wet soil water plant full sun
 
Secale strictum

Mountain Rye
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in)
fully hardy moist soil full sun
 
Secale strictum kuprijanovii

PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft)
fully hardy moist soil full sun
 
Solanum tuberosum

Potato
PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 (2ft)
fully hardy moist soil full sun
 
       
Typha angustifolia

Small Reed Mace
PERENNIAL growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft)
fully hardy wet soil water plant full sun
 
Typha latifolia

Reedmace
PERENNIAL growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 3 m (9ft)
fully hardy wet soil water plant full sun
 
Urtica dioica

Stinging Nettle
PERENNIAL growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 
Viola odorata

Sweet Violet
An evergreen Perennial growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in)
fully hardy moist soil semi-shade full sun
 

 

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well drained soil Well Drained Soil moist soil Moist Soil wet soil Wet Soil water plant Water Plant
full sun Full Sun
 
semi-shade Semi-Shade
 
shade Shade
 
 

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