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Atriplex hortensis

Orache

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.7m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourGreen brown red
  • Leaf ColourGreen purple brown red

Description

Atriplex hortensis (Orache). This species is an annual which can grow about 1.5m tall. It produces small yellow-green flowers from mid-summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Red orache, Mountain spinach

Origin

N.America, Asia, Europe

Interest and use

Culinary Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

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