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Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce 'Rouge D'Hiver'

Lactuca sativa

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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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:

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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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Dayton, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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


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.