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Atriplex hortensis var. rubra

Atriplex hortensis is delicious in salad but also looks great left to grow in the garden as an ornamental plant.
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200 seeds

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
n/a
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
hortensis
Common name
Red Orache
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
200 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover spring or autumn. When seedlings are large enough to handle, prick out into individual pots and grow on before planting out from April. Sow direct April-September.

Description

A multi-purpose edible and ornamental plant with soft textured, tasty basal leaves in spring and early summer, delicious in salads.

I also grow Atriplex hortensis as an ornamental plant, when left to grow to full size, flower and seed it looks beautiful. I then pick it to arrange with dahlias, euphorbias and zinnias or any late summer or autumn flowers.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun, water freely in dry weather. May require support. Remove seedheads if you do not want it to self-sow or leave them in place for the birds.