Armoracia rusticana 'Variegata'
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Armoracia rusticana 'Variegata'

red cole

  family cruciferae 
  genus armoracia 

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Genus  Armoracia Species  rusticana Variety  Cultivar  Variegata Common names  horseradish   red cole Family  CRUCIFERAE Specimen number  S11240 Data source  HtZn p79
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 4' Overall spread  1' - 2'
Sunshine  Full sun to light shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Be careful where you put this because of its invasive tendencies. Armoracia rusticana 'Variegata' can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Horseradish (also known as red cole) needs summer days with high heat. Full sun to light shade is needed for this plant to do its best. It does well in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities  Invasive
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  pungent root Fragrance parts  Roots Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Roots Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Root Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Armoracia rusticana 'Variegata' can be achieved using the plant's roots.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Armoracia rusticana 'Variegata' is a perennial. Leaves: Horseradish (locally known in some parts as red cole) has variegated leaves. This plant has leaves that are streaked of white. Flowers: This species has tiny flowers. The blossoms are most often a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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