Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
Perennial in Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a summer annual, 120 days to maturity
(Toothache Plant, Para Cress, Buzz Buttons, Sansho Buttons, Electric Buttons, Jambu, Szechuan Buttons) (Syn. Spilanthes acmella, S. oleracea) Ancient, distinctively beautiful, and highly entertaining plants. Traditional usage (South American, African, Ayurvedic, TWM): Dentifrice, antimalarial. Sow in spring. Av. germ time 10 days. Plant prefers plenty of sun, good, rich soil, water. Space 2 feet apart. Grows 12 inches tall.
Set consists of: Brede Mafane (Acmella alba), Official (Acmella oleracea), and Kenyan Spilanthes (Acmella calirrhiza).