Orache - red

Atriplex hortensis

An attractive addition to salads with its bright red leaves, this hardy self-seeding annual stimulates the metabolism and dispels sluggishness. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Easy to grow
  • Adds colour to salads
  • Self-seeding
  • Good source of vitamins and minerals

An easy salad leaf to grow and one that was first cultivated many centuries ago. It has high levels of vitamin A and can be eaten raw or cooked – although like spinach, it should be avoided eaten raw for people suffering kidney stones and gout.

Plant Care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun/shade
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: red
  • Flowering period: July - September

An easy cut and come leaf to grow; orache is easily grown in containers or the ground. In containers make sure it is well fed, well drained and watered regularly. It is better grown in light shade, especially as the weather warms up - being an annual it will want to flower as the daylight hours grow longer and even when flowering there is usually plenty of leaves still on the plant to use and if left will self-seed with the new seedlings emerging the following spring.



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