Scorzonera hispanica growing leaf plant of the genus Scorzonera also known as Black salsify or Spanish salsify, Scorzonera hispanica perennial evergreen plant, used for the edible roots and for the ornamental flowers, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-9.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color yellow in daisy shape.

Scorzonera hispanica edible Taproot

Roots color brown in cone shape, when harvesting need to be careful because it’s break easily, harvesting takes 2 year after sowing

Scorzonera hispanica for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Scorzonera hispanica growing and care:

Free from stone, well-drained soil, rich 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:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
50-100 cm, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
Daisy like flower in yellow color and in the middle can be red

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Free from stone, well-drained soil, rich soil

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cool and dark place

Sowing season:
Spring / Summer

Planting spacing:
30cm, 12 inches

Depth of Sowing:
2-3cm, 1 inches

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, sun, and cool weather

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
2-3 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Don’t let the soil dry

Do the seeds require burying?
No, but need to keep them in cool place

Edible Roots

Information about taproot:
Roots in cone shape in brown color, when harvesting need to be careful because it’s break easily, harvesting takes 2 year after sowing

Harvesting taproot season:
Autumn / Winter

Uses of taproot:

Scientific name:

Scorzonera hispanica

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone