How to grow Crithmum maritimum

Crithmum maritimum growing herbaceous of the genus Crithmum also known as Sea fennel or rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum perennial evergreen, plant and used for edible leaves, stems and pods and also used as medical plant, but mostly used as ornamental plant and groundcover plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a.

Leaves edible color green in linear shape.

Crithmum maritimum flower

Flower color green-yellow and in ball shape that create umbel structure.

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How to grow Crithmum maritimum growing and care:

Rich soil, rocky soil, drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead bloom stems

Size of the plant:
30-50cm, 12-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade (but better in full sun)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Green-yellow flowers in ball shape that create umbel structure

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Young leaves in the base of the leaf after the plant establish

Information about leaves:
Linear leaves

Uses of Name leaves:
Cooked, paste

Scientific name:

Crithmum maritimum

How to grow Crithmum maritimum

Growing Crithmum maritimum

Crithmum maritimum


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Pod
  • Edible Stem / Wood
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground cover plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9