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PlantFiles: Variegated Horseradish
Armoracia rusticana 'Variegata'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Armoracia (ar-mor-AY-shee-uh) (Info)
Species: rusticana (rus-tik-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative Gabrielle On Feb 12, 2008, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Loses variegation.

Positive Theresa On Jul 6, 2005, Theresa from Marine City, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

My variegated horseradish is in its 3rd year. I have noticed its leaves have gotten so big this year...It has been moved 3 times with only a little stunted growth resulting from it. I have it in full sun now, and it seems to love it! Not much special care needed.


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

Battle Creek, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Roswell, New Mexico
Tenmile, Oregon
Seattle, Washington
Spokane, Washington

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