Barbarea vulgaris variegata Winter Cream


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Botanical Name: Barbarea vulgaris variegata Winter Cream
Common Name:
Variegated Winter Cress
Hardy Perennial
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Barbarea vulgaris variegata Winter Cream. Shiny, evergreen, winter rosettes are marbled and blotched with cream.  Branching sprays of bright yellow flowers appear in spring.  Popular for winter salads as Variegated Winter Cress has the same pungent nip as watercress. Enjoys full sun to part shade (part shade in hotter regions). Happily produces  edible leaves 7 weeks after sowing. Humus rich moist soil for best results. An absolute must for the herb garden and makes a very pretty edging plant for the perennial border. 45cm x 45cm.

Sowing Advice

Sow seeds in good quality compost or seed raising mix at any time . Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. Seeds are best sown in winter early spring to benefit from cold dormancy. If seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be put in a plastic bag and  given cold treatment in the fridge at 4 degrees C for four weeks. They still may take many months to appear, so please do not discard.