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PlantFiles: Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce
Lactuca sativa 'Rouge D'Hiver'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lactuca (lak-TOO-kuh) (Info)
Species: sativa (sa-TEE-vuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rouge D'Hiver
Additional cultivar information: (aka Red Winter)

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

Seed Type:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Pitcom On Jan 27, 2012, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This is a fantastic romaine type lettuce. This lettuce turns red, but only when exposed to colder temperatures. If you plant this in the summer, for a fall crop, it will stay mostly green until it is subjected to some cold nights. I have never been disappointed with this variety and it loves to produce. Four heads will give you all you need if you pick the outer leaves.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Also known as Red Winter. Compact 10-12" head that retains its color better in cooler weather. Romaine type, 60 days

Positive Lettuceman On Dec 23, 2004, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

This lettuce just has to be a cousin to "Cimmaron," because they're nearly identical. A very attractive red Romaine type with just a hint of bronze. Open growth habit with wide leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Dayton, Washington

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