Lambs lettuce

Valerianella locusta

A low growing hardy annual for cut and come again salads throughout the spring and summer. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Cut and come again
  • Good for mixed leaf salads
  • Self- seeding
  • Easy to grow

Also known as corn salad, this little plant is thought to get its name from the shape of the leaves which resemble a lamb’s tongue.

Plant Care

  • Height: 30-60cm
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun/shade
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flowering period: June - August

An easy little cut and come leaf to grow, lambs lettuce 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 get longer near the end of May and this will happen more quickly in full sun. Once flowering it will not produce any more leaves but will self-seed if left. It is a much better plant to grow early in the year and again in autumn, outside of the hottest months.



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