Scorzonera, Black Salsify, Black Vegetable-oyster Plant, Serpent Root, Viper's Grass
Scorzonera hispanica 'Noir de Russie'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scorzonera (skor-ZON-er-uh) (Info)
Species: hispanica (his-PAN-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Noir de Russie

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Littleton, New Hampshire

Wadsworth, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Available from Harvest Moon.