Lactuca sativa 'Blush'

Lactuca sativa ‘Blush’


  • Botanical name: Lactuca sativa 'Blush'
  • Common name: Lettuce
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

There is a bewildering diversity of lettuce types, with more appearing all the time. Butterheads are soft loose-hearted varieties, crispheads or icebergs are large dense and crunchy, cos types have upright crisp leaves, and loose-leaf do not make hearts but are gathered as dense leafy heads or individual leaves are picked over a long period.


Lactuca sativa ‘Blush’ bears dark green outer leaves edged with red, and solid crisp hearts. Plants are as small as ‘Little Gem’ and may be grown at close spacings in small gardens.


Grow Lactuca sativa ‘Blush’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. 

How to grow Lactuca 'Blush'

  • Plant size

    13cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

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Do not Plant in October

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Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Lactuca 'Blush' and wildlife

Lactuca 'Blush' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lactuca 'Blush' poisonous?

Lactuca 'Blush' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People