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Valerianella eriocarpa

Lamb's lettuce

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Features

  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Valerianella eriocarpa (Lamb's lettuce). It is used in salads and has a rather nutty flavour.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Other common names

Italian corn salad

Origin

C. and S. Europe. Naturalized in Britain

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost resistant, They can be grown in any sunny position in well-drained soil. You can propagate from seed in autumn and spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew.

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