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Botanical names:
Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla Accepted
Beta vulgaris var. cicla Synonym

Also sold as:
Five Color Silverbeet

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

What striking colors!

Swiss Chard for Spring PlantingSwiss Chard for Spring Planting
By SongofJoy on March 20, 2012

This green leafy vegetable has to be one of my all-time favorites for a number of good reasons. If you've never tried growing it, there's no time like the present. It's perfect for spring planting, amazingly easy to grow, and very resilient.

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2012-03-15What striking colors!
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Location: My Garden, Washington StateDate: 6/2/16
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 2017-02-20Rainbow swiss chard in a Mr. Stacky pot
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On March 4, 2018 Seeds sown
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lovesblooms On May 7, 2015 Seeds sown
yellow and green NOID
lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On March 17, 2015 Seeds sown
along with yellow, green, and unknown colored NOID chards; transplanted 6 2014 bright lights chard plants
LizDTM On September 30, 2017 Transplanted
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