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botanical name:
Barbarea vulgaris 'Variegata'
Barbarea vulgaris 'Variegata' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Winter-cress, Yellow Rocket, Variegated Land Cress
family:  Brassicaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 10
description:
Spreading foliage plant with creamy yellow splashed and mottled leaves. Yellow Flowers in July. Basal rosettes are usually evergreen.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, reasonably fertile soil in sun or part shade.
May be short-lived or biennial, removing the flowers will make it more perennial.

propagation:
From seed, which come true to the form.

usage:
Decorative ornamental leaves that are also edible. Young leaves may be eaten in salads or lightly cooked. Similar in flavour to watercress.


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