Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 2.50 feet
Plant Spread: 2.50 to 3.00 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Beetles
Flies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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A Drought-Tolerant GardenA Drought-Tolerant Garden
By SongofJoy on February 10, 2012

The year 2011 was a violent weather year in the US, with at least 12 weather-related disasters exceeding a billion dollars in damage. Some say it was Earth's most extreme weather year since 1816. Much of the country suffered from record heat and drought . . . and so did the yards and gardens.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 8, 2011 10:15 AM

This plant is hardy and vigorous with striking large leaves and can be grown for ornamental purposes as well as for culinary use. Either way, a few roots will last a lifetime.

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