What are the pros? perennial, taste, easy
What are the cons? texture
I seeded this in 2015 and it has grown as a perennial in zone 5b. It's the only plant that looks alive in the snow!
I even transplanted it at the beginning of 2016 - it looked terrible, but then it put up new shoots and looks great now. Because it is a perennial, I moved it to the herb garden where things don't get ripped up for the annual tilling. As other have said, it puts down strong roots and outlives everything else, but it doesn't seem invasive. Just forms a nice foot-high mound of foliage.
I strip the leaves off the stems and put them in salad. They are a nice accent, but not great on their own. We like the taste but they are a bit mucilaginous, so on their own the texture isn't great.
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