Wild lettuce Lactuca virosa Expand

Wild lettuce Lactuca virosa


Grown medicinally for the milky white sap that oozes from the plant when it is cut, Wild Lettuce is the ancestor of all salad lettuces grown today. Used since ancient times and by indigenous tribes as a herbal remedy for pain, digestion, and stress.

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Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Growth Cycle:Biennial
Water Needs:Very Low, Low, Moderate
Light:Full Sun, Full Sun/Partial Shade
Growth RateModerate, Fast
Height:j: Up to 6 Feet
Soil Type:All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types., Chalky Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Peaty Soil, Sandy Soil, Silty Soil, Saline Soil
Edible:Yes, with Caution
Special Features:Medicinal Value
Growing Instructions:Sow in spring after danger of frost into finely raked damp soil. Barely cover seeds or gently press seeds into the soil. Maturity 12 weeks. Can be sown in Fall.
Warnings:Can be Invasive