The root is a cinnamon substitute
. It smells and tastes strongly of cloves
An essential oil is obtained from the plant (the root?). A substitute for cloves (Eugenia caryophyllata)
There are no medicinal uses listed for Coluria geoides.
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring.
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An easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil
Plants form large mats
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? 1.01.11.21.31.4 Komarov. V. L. Flora of the USSR. Israel Program for Scientific Translation (1968-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.32.4 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)