Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rosso'

Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rosso'

Lettuce

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rosso'
  • Common name: Lettuce
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 15cm

Spread: 25cm

Foliage colour:
  • Bronze
  • Features: Dramatic foliage

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Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rosso' is a classic Italian lettuce, with dark copper red, crinkled frilly leaves. It makes a colourful addition to summer salads, and has a refreshing taste. It's easy to grow, and can be harvested as a cut-and-come-again lettuce or left to mature to harvest whole.

For best results grow Lactuca sativa 'Lollo Rosso' in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Protect young lettuce plants from slugs and snails. Sow seed successionally over summer and harvest regularly to prevent bolting.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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