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Barbarea vulgaris

Winter-cress

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.25m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep dark green

Description

Barbarea vulgaris (Winter-cress). It is a biennial or short lived perennial which produces rosettes of glossy deep green leaves which are eaten in salads or in soups. It produces flowers which are bright yellow and bloom in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Vegetable

Origin

Britain

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in late autumn.

Propagation

Seed or division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Flea beetles may damage the leaves.

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