Chard

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Chard

Beta vulgaris
Beet Spinach; Silver Beet; Leaf Beet; Swiss Chard
2

2.5 feet
1

2 feet
Mediterranean
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun or light shade. Chard is a leafy green vegetable, often with neon-colored stalks. In Texas, it is used as an edible winter annual, often alongside ornamental plants thanks to its terrific looks. Depending on conditions, it may last all the way through summer. ‘Bright Lights’ is a popular cultivar.

The common name “Swiss chard” is of unknown origin, as the plant is Mediterranean — a clue to its heat tolerance in Texas.

Maintenance

Plant groupings in autumn, spaced 6 inches apart.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
2-2.5' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Well drained
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Bloom Time:
January, February, March, April, November, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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