Trachyandra ciliata – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: dune cabbage, wild asparagus (English); veldkool, wildeblomkool (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Trachyandra ciliata

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Veldkool, Trachyandra ciliata, is a seasonal herb with edible flower buds that resemble asparagus. It grows on sandy coastal flats from Namibia to the southeastern Cape. The flowers are white with pink and yellow markings and have a pleasant scent that attracts bees. The flowering stalks are harvested before the flowers open and can be cooked as a vegetable. Trachyandra ciliata is easy to grow in full sun and well-drained soil and can add interest to coastal gardens.


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