Debregeasia orientalis, aka; Yanagi Ichigo, is a new favorite here at PDN/JLBG, although it's highly unlikely most gardeners have even heard of the genus...partially because it was only named in 1991. This Boehmeria cousin, which is renowned as a source of high quality fiber, comes from plantsman Adam Black's Taiwanense collection. This edible plant for gourmets has blue-green leaves, slightly crunchy with an incredible taste of oysters. In NC, Debregeasia is a die-back perennial, preferring a moist, rich soil to grow its best. The foliage is fried by a light frost.