Atriplex Ruby Gold

Atriplex hortensisLatin name

These versatile plants are stunning from seedlings and early in the season the young stems can be used in spring bouquets. The eye-catching foliage is acid green with cranberry-red stems and when mature has striking ruby and gold seedheads suitable for bouquets. 5-7’. HHA.

How to grow Atriplex from Seed

Anytime between March-May, surface sow directly into the prepared ground and cover the seeds with just a sprinkling of soil. Germination can take 2-3 weeks at an ideal temperature of 59-65F (15-18C). When the seedlings emerge, thin down as required to 30cm spacings.

The plants prefer a sunny position sheltered from cold winds and a well drained soil. As the plants grow they may benefit from staking. If necessary the plants can be pruned in the late winter or early spring and given a mulch or feed.

Be aware that the plant readily self-seeds and so you might care to remove the seedheads at the end of the season to reduce volunteer seedlings the following year.

£3.75

Item Code: 1160H

Variety: RUBY GOLD

Type: Half Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 50 Seeds

Sow: April, May

Germination: Up to 90 days

Harvest: June - August

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