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PlantFiles: Garden Cress, Pepper Cress
Lepidium sativum

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Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lepidium (lep-PID-ee-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Herbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Aromatic
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive turtleheart On Jun 18, 2011, turtleheart from Wexford, PA wrote:

grows the same as arugula but tastes the same as nasturtium

Regional...

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

Wexford, Pennsylvania



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