PlantsEruca→Arugula (Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa)

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Botanical names:
Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa Accepted
Eruca sativa Synonym
Eruca vesicaria subsp. lativalvis Synonym

Also sold as:
Eruca versicaria subsp. sativa

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 Feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Location: San Antonio, TXDate: May 10 2005
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Location: San Antonio, TXDate: May 10 2005
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens Date: 2012-04-08
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Location: Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-07-10
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Location: my garden Date: 2014-04-01
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Location: Jacksonville, TX
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Location: Gilbert, AZDate: 2017-02-21
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Plant Events from our members
joannmorford On June 4, 2017 Seeds sown
Piquant Blend
ricelg On December 28, 2017 Seeds germinated
Tremendous germination across all 6 cells
ricelg On December 24, 2017 Seeds sown
Winter sowed outdoors in plastic jug. Morning/early pm sun in front of north face of retaining wall by pool
ricelg On December 22, 2017 Seeds sown
Indoors - 6 cells...probably oversewed
piksihk On December 12, 2019 Seeds sown
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