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botanical name:
Atriplex hortensis var. rubra
Atriplex hortensis var. rubra © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red orache, Red mountain spinach
synonyms:  Atriplex hortensis 'Rubra'
family:  Amaranthaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: maroon
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 4°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
Fast growing annual with erect stems of triangular deep reddish-purple leaves and flower spikes.

Moist, well drained, fertile soil in full sun.

From seed in spring. May self-seed freely.

Edible leaves.

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